North of the city centre, Shilin (士林; Shìlín) is an affluent residential area sitting at the base of Yangmingshan National Park. It's home to some of Taipei's best-known cultural attractions, including the National Palace Museum.
This district is popular with expatriates since many international companies and schools are based in the Tianmu neighbourhood, just north of the Palace Museum. This is reflected in the upmarket condominiums and prevalence of Western restaurants and bars. At the southern end of Shilin is the ever-popular Shilin night market.