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Lin Family Garden

No.9, Ximen St., Bianqiao Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
02-29653061
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Ranked #15 of 237 Attractions in Taipei
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Experience the ancient traditions of Chinese landscaping with the majestic home of the Lin family...
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
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 as cypress, plum and bamboo adorn the majestic garden. Each Chinese New Year there is a chrysanthemum exhibit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Lovely, surprisingly underpopulated on a warm December Sunday. I don't think there were any park attendants/staff but there are a large number of posted signs (in multiple languages) describing the history of the various structures, the style, and the relationship to Taiwanese history.

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BSB Brunei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We visited the garden on our last day in taiwan. I'm very pleased we did. It's quiet and very very photogenic. My only slight problem is the rule for no photographs of the mediaeval weapons

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malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

unless you like looking at plants and all i don't really recommend this place. Its also a pretty far walk from the mrt but entrance is free so i guess that made it okay.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We took a pain to reach this place as the signage to the garden was very misleading. After a long road march, we finally reach there. Nothing much to shout about as it was just painly a deserted ancient house with few kois in the pond and one lonely Peacock locked up in the cage.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Lovely old house and gardens- at least they must have been at some time in the past. No entry fee which is absurd (although very welcome) - but, the house and garden could really do with some investment to restore and clean everything and one way of doing this wold be to charge a reasonable entry fee. It is run... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

You can appreciate then contemporary techniques in the architect, use of materials and cultural theme in landscaping. We took a cab from Taipei so it was super easy to get there. It is free admission and not crowded. And souvenirs there were less expensive than other museums.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Bit hard to be found.Just follow google map,get out from gate 1 or 2 of Fuzhong station.Lots of chinese ancient martial arts weapon.Feels like we are inside a kung fu movies :D

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The Lin Family Garden features architectures that have been preserved. Due to its location, it is relatively unvisited. There was option for a guided tour that's free. A typical visit should take around an hour. However, the place was not too impressive.

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Sydney, NSW, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A little difficult to find as not on tourist list but worth finding. About 10 minutes walk from MRT but interesting walk through a local shopping area. Free to enter and see how an affluent family lived in early Taipei days.

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San Jose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are looking for a traditional Taiwanese style house in older days and you are in Taipei, then please check this out. This is perhaps the best preserved traditional Taiwanese style house you can find. There is an admission fee. Please plan for 1-2 hours to have a thorough look and sit down to enjoy the place. However, if... More 

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