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Lin Family Garden

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Address: No.9, Ximen St., Bianqiao District, Xinbei, Taiwan
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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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Beautiful!!

We have been to Taipei several times but this is the 1st time we are visiting this place. We took train to Fuzhong station and then from the station we took a taxi to the Lin... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
SoHengHeng
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Singapore, Singapore
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I read positive reviews of this place but sadlly, it is being renovated and much of it (maybe 65%) is closed off. Of course, renovations are essential and afterwards this place will be amazing. Check the information before going, I would skip this place until the renovations are finished.

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

It was interesting to see how multi-generation families lived in those days and the history of the Lin family in particular. Parts of the building were still undergoing renovation so these were sealed off. Nevertheless, it is still worth an hour of your time if you are in the neighbourhood.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We have been to Taipei several times but this is the 1st time we are visiting this place. We took train to Fuzhong station and then from the station we took a taxi to the Lin garden. We read from reviews that one can walk but it is too hot to walk & it cost only NT600. It is beautiful... More 

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

April 2016 Main House under restoration. Website does not provide information on the status of the work so better check before you go. The work looks like it will take several months to complete. The main structure looks like it will be a great work when done. Compared to old heritage sites in the main land, Taipei has a long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

It's a great place to visit! You can know about Chinese culture and how they make the decorations in the building. They also have guided tour, so you can know more about the history,building,culture... The most important thing is that it's free to visit! Me and my friend had a great time there! You can feel slow pace in the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Had been looking forward to this based on other reviews but were really disappointed once there. Most of the gardens were under renovation and closed and what was open was badly in need of repair. Quite underwhelming for the special trip out there.

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Thank R G
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

More than 100 years old, still so complete, and kept as original outlook not so easy. I really like much the old style garden with water, pavilion, the buildings together with old furnitures inside. It is similar to the South River Gardens in Jiangsu, Zhejiang Province. I went there by subway, a little bit walking distance, but I learnt more... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

A cool Mansion to wander around in. Great for kids to explore. The history is also very interesting.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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