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Lin Family Garden

No.9, Ximen St., Bianqiao Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
02-29653061
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Ranked #10 of 254 attractions in Taipei
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Experience the ancient traditions of Chinese landscaping with the majestic home of the Lin family. A pond, square pavilion and ornamental plants such... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We spent 1 month in Taiwan, so this is not what I would call a 'Must do' but since we had so much time, this was a really pleasant visit. A traditional home/garden; free entry; lovely grounds; guided walks (think they are limited); beautiful for photographs. We used this as a meeting spot for some friends. It is all outdoors,... More

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

If you're interested in traditional Chinese architecture and love to take photos, this is a great place to visit. You'll do a bit of walking, and you're outside, so don't go on a hot day; we did and we had to cut our visit short, because it was just too hot. There is no admission fee, which is nice. It... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I visited the Lin Family Garden out of whim and because it was close to where I lived. I'd say go there if you have a lazy afternoon to spare. Keep a camera handy for some interesting relics.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I liked the place although it is very old building but worth watching the scenic and magnificent view of Chinese culture and tradition

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nice place to visit without huge crowds. Apparently this place isn't on the tour bus map. Have a stroll around the grounds, take some photos. They had various tasteful activities for kids to do. My kids made paper lanterns. There was a guy playing a traditional instrument in one of the courtyards.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a traditional home that has been restored and maintained giving you a very nice insight into the times that saw its opulence and grandeur The place has kept intact the traditional aspect of the culture and because of which you get to travel back in time with full authenticity. The works that goes in each corner of the... More

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Kampot, Cambodia
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

What a great little treat in downtown Taipei. Easily accessible by the MRT, but not well known, so not nearly as crowded as most other sites in the area. There is no fee to enter and volunteer guides will tell you the significance of many of the finer points of the design of the house and garden. Everything has a... More

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North Potomac, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The volunteer tour guide provided full spectrum of knowledge to share with tourist. The shopping store provided many unique local style/flavor products. The trip was nice, peaceful, and pleasant. recommend people to visit, especially from oversea....

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Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

After several trips to Taipei I had never managed to see the Mansion and Gardens of the Lin Family. I thoroughly loved it. It was like stepping back in time to a period of great opulence. The design and detail was awesome. A photographers dream. At times it almost had a Disney Land feel and I felt transported back in... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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198 reviews 198 reviews
72 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great way to lull the afternoon away with a piece of history around you. It is free. We wished the guided tour had English options.

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