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The Lin Family Mansion and Garden

No.9, Ximen St., Bianqiao District, Xinbei 22056, Taiwan
+886 2 2965 3061
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OK, Not Spectacular

This mansion and garden was one of our stops during a day tour of Taipei. We strolled through and... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Jay B
Fairhope, Alabama
One half is currently under renovation

Did not enjoy my visit since half of the area was under renovation - covered in tarps and... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Cebu City, Philippines
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
No.9, Ximen St., Bianqiao District, Xinbei 22056, Taiwan
Banqiao / Zhonghe / Yonghe District
+886 2 2965 3061

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Reviewed 5 July 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
Reviewed 15 June 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
Reviewed 28 May 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

Thank Pumpkinville
Reviewed 29 March 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.

Thank Partyof1Nomad
Reviewed 8 March 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...More

Thank KLjane
Reviewed 3 February 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...More

Thank Taipei921
Reviewed 24 December 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...More

Thank Hugary1
Reviewed 15 December 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...More

Thank stella w
Reviewed 6 December 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....More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 20 November 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.

Thank Wmiao
Banqiao / Zhonghe / Yonghe District
Banqiao district is the center of administration,
shopping and transportation of New Taipei City,
encompassing shopping, tasting local snacks, and
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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14 April 2017|
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