Wufeng Lin Family
Wufeng Lin Family
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Guru Chillaxi
Bangkok, Thailand387 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I have read a few review on this Wufeng Lin family mansion and garden visit and always saw a complaint on no English guide tour, still, I determine to visit and I wasn't disappoint at all. I paid NTD 250 as entrance fee including English pamphlet telling the history of the mansion. If you read Wikipedia about this mansion upfront, there is no need to have other guide tour and a glass of hot red tea to drink and enjoy garden and mansion atmosphere.
A must see is the wooden stage and the great flower hall. I'm appreciated this wooden stage more than the royal stage at Beijing summer palace.
This site is not crowded, just pleasant to visit.
Written 21 January 2020
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan1,546 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The Wufeng (霧峰) Lin family is one of the five major families in Taiwan in recent times. The other four major families are all businessmen, only Wufeng Lin family was successful in politics, military, culture and business. The family prospered from its military power. His descendants were extremely influential in all aspects of Taiwan's political, business, cultural and social circles.

Gongbaodi (宮保第) is the official name for the residence of the Crown Prince's teacher. In Qing Dynasty, only officials who are named the Crown Prince's Taibao (太子太保) and the Crown Prince's Shaobao (太子少保) (both are first-grade officials) can use "Gongbaodi" as the name of their residence.

General Lin Wencha (林文察) of the Lin family died in the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom (太平天國) Battle (1864 AD) and was posthumously named Crown Prince's Shaobao by the Qing Emperor. So his residence could be called "Gongbaodi".

The Lin Family Mansion is the largest existing Qing Dynasty official residence in Taiwan. It was built in the 1850s. As the only Gongbaodi Mansion in Taiwan, it is definitely worth a visit.

Among the buildings, the Fuzhou opera stage located at the second courtyard of the Grand Flower Hall (大花廳) is the only one in Taiwan. It is the most precious among precious.
Written 8 January 2024
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,760 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014
As the only non-Chinese speaking person to visit the home, I was relegated to following a Chinese/Taiwanese tour group around without understanding what was being said. Luckily, a most pleasant young man who worked at the museum who spoke English took me around for a personal 45 minute tour (group tour is 75 minutes). He explained everything from the meanings of the various wood carving images to the family history to the current restoration process post-1999 earthquake. We stopped for a pleasant traditional tea break in one of the rooms of the house. I even received a wonderful gift after the tour was over. I wish more of the compound was open, especially the gardens. To get here, take bus #100 from the Taichung Train Station - about 30 minutes.
Written 5 October 2014
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John W
Jindabyne, Australia563 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Two of the many buildings that comprise the Lin family mansion are open to the public. Each has buildings grouped around a courtyard. At 250 NTD adult admission it is expensive for Taiwan. Tours are in chinese only but a smartphone video guide with english commentary and subtitles is available free, on deposit of a passport. The theater is the most interesting. The story of the way the womenfolk of the family were confined is an eye-opener.
Though it is billed as the Lin family garden, the actual garden is a little distance away in the grounds of a high school. Most of it is taken up by a large pond and pavilion, with few plantings.
Mansion and garden are a short walk from Wufeng post office bus stop. Bus #201 from the stop opposite McDonalds near the train station will take you there, for free if you tap on and off with a smart card. To combine this with a visit to the 921 Earthquake Museum, take a #50 bus from here to its terminus.
Written 30 January 2020
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Catherine Cheong
Singapore, Singapore70 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
You can only see the house via a guided tour, which is only provided in Chinese. My boyfriend didn't understand Chinese, so I tried translating for him. But even I had trouble understanding the guide sometimes, because she often used a local dialect during the tour, and spoke too softly and too fast (I don't know why she didn't bother using the mic/headset that was provided). What's even worse - she actually excluded us. During the free tea session, she was friendly to everyone in the group and asked after them - everyone except us. Nevermind that I could clearly speak and understand Chinese. We didn't feel welcomed at all. This place is geared towards domestic tourists only, and will exclude anyone who does not understand Chinese or the local dialect.
Written 21 April 2017
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McFion
Taichung, Taiwan21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
Enjoyed our visit there, our guide explained some history of the Lin's family as well as some hidden meanings behind each design. I am able to know more about the Lin's family beyond just one of the Top 5 richest families in Taiwan's recent history.

Unfortunately, the site has not completedly restored yet. And the visit is limited within an hour, we aren't able to explore the area much. Can't wait for the full restoration to be completed, it will definately be a magnificent building!

We booked our visit online a day prior visiting, the guide said we are lucky to be here on weekdays, she said weekends are packed with groups of people.
Written 7 October 2015
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chienwinston
Taipei, Taiwan599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Lin Family Mansion is absolutely amazing while you enter the mansion. It remains lot of traditional architecture from 19 century until now. You can image how ancients lived and what meaning of building delivery. Ticket is NTD 250。 There are several parking lots.
Free tour inside is also not missed. It can help you know more about Lin Family Mansion.
Anyways I have learnt Taiwan more from there.
林家宮保第是我透過臺灣誌的節目後所引領期盼的景點,透過此次的連假去拜訪它。 沒去不知道它的厲害,去了深深的被它所震撼。 從清朝時期一路來見證台灣歷史的更迭與921的摧殘,它依舊保留了我們台灣的文化與歷史。 透過現場專業的導覽解說,我了解每個建築物所要表達的意涵以及林家的歷史偉業與台灣歷史的積累。 隨著時代的演進,它也提供藝人蔡依林”I am not yours” MV 的拍攝, 在大花廳舉辦音樂會,讓觀眾遊客們可親身體驗古代看戲的種種。這裡很真心真意的推薦您到訪一遊。
Written 11 October 2019
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Allkuans
Singapore, Singapore976 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
We visited this place in the morning and joined the guided tour. You can of course wander on your own but it was more interesting with the guide. Unfortunately the hourly tour is conducted in Mandarin. I am unsure if they have English tour on special request. The guide provided us a very good historical background about the Lin Family and explained many of the traditional features of the buildings.It was a thoroughly educational tour for us and we appreciate more of the Hakka subculture in the Qing Dynasty era. It was also an eye-opener to realise the significant efforts put into the restoration of this magnificent mansion by a descendant of the Lin family. After this visit, we went to the Earthquake Museum where the photographs of a destroyed Wufeng Lin Family Mansion were displayed.
Written 2 June 2019
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Mary T
126 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
We enjoyed viewing this site although we would've benefitted from an English speaking guide. We just walked around the site and still enjoyed seeing it. The 1999 921 earthquake did extensive damage to the site, which considering its close proximity to the epicentre, its amazing anything survived. There is construction going on to re-build the site but the garden buildings seem to be intact.
Written 13 November 2018
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El_Panciot
Turin, Italy57 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
Nothing to see and nothing to do... 15 minutes of visit, maybe for a Taiwan citizen is different.
Far from the city and nothing around...
Don't waste money and time
Written 26 March 2018
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