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The Lin Family Mansion and Garden

No.9, Ximen St., Bianqiao District, New Taipei 22056, Taiwan
+886 2 2965 3061
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A peek into the life of Taiwanese ‘aristocracy’

This sprawling residential compound and gardens were once home to Taiwan’s wealthiest family. It is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
backpacker31
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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China Beauty!

You need to walk from the nearby station or by bus (but I have no idea about the correct route) to... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2018
Bayu Ampuh W
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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No.9, Ximen St., Bianqiao District, New Taipei 22056, Taiwan
Banqiao / Zhonghe / Yonghe District
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+886 2 2965 3061
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This sprawling residential compound and gardens were once home to Taiwan’s wealthiest family. It is hard to imagine that just a few decades ago this property was crumbling with squatters living inside. Thanks to the foresight of the government as well as the former Lin...More

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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

You need to walk from the nearby station or by bus (but I have no idea about the correct route) to reach this mansion. It is wonderful. It is one of the preserved mansion of traditional Chinese architecture in Taiwan. I recommend you to not...More

Thank Bayu Ampuh W
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

I really recommend this place. It's beautiful and even though it's a little bit of a walk from the train the surrounded area is also really vibrant and cool to walk around in. I went in for free at 4:30 but that doesn't give you...More

Thank Carol L
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

The place is calm and relaxing. It's not like a historic or architectural monument, but if you like to spend a peaceful time inside nicely decorated oriental garden this place is strongly recommendable. Have a small amount of entrance fee, but definitely worth it. Nice...More

Thank sjsjyu
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

The entire property was donated to be opened to the public to enjoy the vast living space of the richest man. Certainly a place for photo shooting as witness by this author as wedding photos were taken their during my visit. The architecture was spectacular.

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

If you have free time / free day during your Taiwan trip, then a visit to Lin An Tai Historical House & Museum is a good place to visit. The place is very relaxing and the interior of the mansion is very beautiful. This is...More

Thank Melissa T
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

Lin Family, one of the richest families since Qing Dynasty, still owns one of the biggest banks in Taiwan called Hua Nan Bank. The Mansion is close to the MRT, and it is bigger than I had imagined, even though half of it was closed...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

This mansion and garden was one of our stops during a day tour of Taipei. We strolled through and took a number of photos, but did not find it especially interesting. I'm actually not sure what its significance is to Taipei, but it honestly was...More

Thank Jay B
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Reviewed June 16, 2017

Did not enjoy my visit since half of the area was under renovation - covered in tarps and restricted access. But the architecture was interesting...

Thank gibot143
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

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...More

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experiencing traditional and night markets. Here is
also the first choice of Christmas celebration in
Taiwan- Christmasland in New Taipei City. Within this
modern complex, a garden architecture full of Chinese
tradition “the Lin Family Mansion and Garden” is
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PerthSpray
April 14, 2017|
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Response from Partyof1Nomad | Reviewed this property |
That is a good question. There were some renovations happening when I traveled there in Feb 2017, but it did not take away from its beauty. There is much of the garden to see and plenty of places to photograph or take... More
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