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The Lin Family Mansion and Garden

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Address: No.9, Ximen St., Bianqiao District, Xinbei 22056, Taiwan
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+886 2 2965 3061
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Great place to explore

The walk to the Lin Family Mansion and Garden from Fuzhong subway station was an adventure in itself - at least the way we did it! We went past streets lined with sellers and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Phoenix, USA

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Phoenix, USA
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The walk to the Lin Family Mansion and Garden from Fuzhong subway station was an adventure in itself - at least the way we did it! We went past streets lined with sellers and thronging with people. Don't get run over by a moped! Our kids loved exploring the Lin Family grounds. You can go around and up and down... More 

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Daejeon, South Korea
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12 reviews
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Reviewed March 28, 2017

On my last day I had a few hours before needing to be at the airport, so I walked 15 minutes from UZ Hostel to check out this beautiful manmade heaven. So glad I did.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

We took the metro train to Yuanshan station and walked about 10 mins to get to Lin Mansion. Free entrance and well kept building. The garden is quite grand and there's plenty of areas to sit and enjoy the beauty of the Mansion. Toilets are kept very clean and there's a water dispenser for filling up your water bottle.

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Thank KLjane
Singapore
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2017

An elegant century old mansion with its garden and houses well preserved. The Lin family has kindly opened up this mansion and part of the garden for the people to visit and enjoy in its surroundings. The old chinese architecture, painstakingly restored, managed to covey the sense of elegance and beauty back in its olden days. One cannot help but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2016

Taken by VIP tours as it was out of our walking range from the hotel. A very interesting house from a period of Taiwan's past. Shows how the wealth lived. Used as a bridal photo shot place and can be very popular. Open 9am to 5pm most days except special festival periods Metro use the Danshui line to Yuanshan Station

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Perth, Australia
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2016

I enjoy landscaped gardens especially one like this where every architectural feature has been included for a purpose. There is minute detail in the craftsmanship of the building and it is a fine example of the Qing period in Taipei. When I arrived a volunteer guide came to me with an English brochure about the history of the house and... More 

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2016

The Lin Mansion and Garden give a true insight into life for a wealthy family in Taiwan in the early to mid 1880s. Antique furniture, traditional Chinese architecture and landscaping in the garden make this a fascinating place to sit and contemplate life back then. To me the Lin Family Mansion and Gardens is well worth the trip out to... More 

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Belleville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016

We visited this site on a Wednesday morning. Once you enter the estate, you are transformed into a peaceful, serene park like environment with only nature surrounding you. Unfortunately the main house was being refurbished but the gardens and pond is very peaceful.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 3, 2016

I was very desapointed as 80% of the garden is under renovation. Really no much to see. Too bad really too bad.

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Thank delmotte
Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016

This surely is a great historical landmark, but sadly, two thirds of the estate is closed for renovations and the remaining third is in decay and disrepair. It still provides for some nice photos, although in somewhat decadent mood. Given that this place is also out of the way, I think that one can safely skip it until the repairs... More 

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