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Lin Family Garden

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Address: No.9, Ximen St., Bianqiao District, Xinbei, Taiwan
Phone Number: 02-29653061
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Experience the ancient traditions of Chinese landscaping with the majestic...

Experience the ancient traditions of Chinese landscaping with the majestic home of the Lin family. A pond, square pavilion and ornamental plants such as cypress, plum and bamboo adorn the majestic garden. Each Chinese New Year there is a chrysanthemum exhibit.

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A look into the past of the rich

I enjoyed photographying the architecture of the mansion, the curved pillars, bat motifs etc. I can imagine the Lin family sipping tea & enjoying the vast garden and pond. I did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I enjoyed photographying the architecture of the mansion, the curved pillars, bat motifs etc. I can imagine the Lin family sipping tea & enjoying the vast garden and pond. I did this on the way to the airport. Worth a visit to see an Taiwan architecture of the past

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Visiting the gardens was a real pleasure for a fan of Chinese culture and Pearl S. Buck's novel, like me :) some parts are in renovation but it means it will be even more special soon. The beauty of old architecture and nature gives special atmosphere to the place. Most of the time it's opened 9:00—17:00. To enter the mansion,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Visited Lin Family Garden on a rainy day, not good as the floor was all wet and kinda inconvenient to walk around. Free entrance to enter Lin Family Garden, nothing much to explore though. Honestly, I found alot of tourist attractions are not that interesting comparing to those in China or HK though. Anyways, locals are generally nice and friendly.

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Thank Reviewer-Starry
Taipei, Taiwan
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

This garden is really big, like a vast maze full of stories everywhere. You can spend whole day just strolling around and immerse yourself in the history and culture, or gaze at every part of the delicate architecture with truly happiness after you've done the homework. I already been there twice spending all day, but I still found it's not... More 

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2 Thank yaping2015
Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Taipei can be overwhelming. So if you need some quiet and peace, go to this place. Take the metro, Fuzhong exit and follw the signs. The place is free, a little bit run down, but very romantic. If you feel up to a bit of an adventure afterwards don't take the same roads back but get lost in the small... More 

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Halle, Brabant, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Good place to visit if you are interested in chinese architecture. Free entrance and guide, accessible by public transports.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Wow, an afternoon well spent! The architectural details were amazing in a carefully preserved Chinese home.

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Thank NewYorkToAsia
Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This original Taipei house and grounds is one of a few left in Taipei. It is located towards of the end of the Bannan MRT line with an interesting walk past a templeer and local market to get there. The house and gardens are well preserved and very interesting with interesting covered walkways between buildings. This place is never crowded.... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A 10 minutes distance from nearest station but you can enjoy local shopping street till get here. Gardens and architectures are worth to see when you visit Taiwan.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Well preserved site with a free guided tour in Chinese. Free entry with water coolers. I cycled there from Taipei because it is quite close to the bikeway. The night market is also nearby

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