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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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A Genuine Historical Site

The Lin Mansion and Garden give a true insight into life for a wealthy family in Taiwan in the... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
Brian B
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Serenity in a busy city

We visited this site on a Wednesday morning. Once you enter the estate, you are transformed into a... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
Belleville, New Jersey
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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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“free entrance” (6 reviews)
“guided tour” (5 reviews)
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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 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
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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

Thank delmotte
Reviewed 13 October 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...More

Thank Andrey T
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The only thing holding this back from 4+ rating is the lack of information, and the staff not being so friendly. The place itself is beautiful, absolutely fascinating and well kept. Absolutely worth a visit.

Thank NorthK1954
Reviewed 11 June 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...More

Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 11 May 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...More

Thank jyml378
Reviewed 25 April 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...More

1  Thank SoHengHeng
Reviewed 21 April 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...More

Thank Jojo G
Reviewed 12 April 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...More

Thank 子柔趙
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