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Lin Family Garden

No.9, Ximen St., Bianqiao Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
02-29653061
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Ranked #10 of 253 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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Seoul, South Korea
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you're looking for a site with less tourist and hype go here! While not on many itineraries it should be. The garden is so pretty and well maintained. It's like a hidden secret of Taipei and should be visited! Another free site for you to go and see.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you want to see and experience traditional Taiwanese/Chinese architecture, then this is a must see when you visit Taipei. This is how people lived back 50-60 years ago. There are still homes like this in the country side outside of Taipei City. The Lin Family Garden is a beautifully preserved traditional home or compound right in Taipei City. The... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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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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