Lin An Tai Ancestral House, Taipei

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The Lin An Tai Historical House and Museum is a museum in Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan.HistoryIn 1978, the building failed to be registered as historical site, thus making its chance of demolition due to the expansion project of Dunhua South Road became higher. However, after petitions of scholars and experts, the building managed to be relocated and rebuilt. The building was opened to the public as a museum in May 2000. In 2010, its courtyard underwent extension.ArchitectureThe building follows the southern Fujian style courtyard. Rocks that cover the front yard of the house are the rocks taken from what was mainland merchants used to stabilize their ships. There is a pond in front of the house used for defense purpose and also for drinking and fire extinguisher.TransportationThe museum is accessible within walking distance east of Yuanshan Station of Taipei Metro.
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  • July 29, 2017
    When my friend and I visited Taipei we went also to the Lin An Tai Historical House. We decided to go there since we were in the EXPO park area in the north of Taipei anyways to visit the Taipei Fine ...  more »
  • June 28, 2017
    I expected it to be more of a home home. I thought there were actually rooms you could tour with a guide, but there just these small halls displaying period items, but still interesting none the less....  more »
  • May 21, 2017
    The oldest surviving residential settlement in the vicinity of the Expo Flora Park can be visited here. Relatively unspectacular but yet somehow beautiful. The mini frogs bouncing around in the grass are quite cute.
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  • June 28, 2017
    A must see in Taipei. Even the locals love coming here to appreciate the architecture. I was fortunate enough to see it during the blooming of the cherry blossoms, I could not have asked for a more beautiful backdrop for the flowers!
  • June 7, 2017
    very traditional Taiwanese house. You can see how the rich people enjoy the life by having the ponds and woods in their home. Worth the visit.
  • May 14, 2017
    This is one of the best preserved southern fujian building. There's a lake with lots of lily pads and sometimes you can catch some airplanes passing by on their way to the airport. Pretty nice scenery too!
  • March 4, 2017
    Quiet place. Not visited by most tourists. You get a feel of how people lived in the earlier days. It's free entry. A bit out of the way though
  • February 14, 2017
    One of best places to visit in Taipei. One big plus is not too crowded. Quiet and historical view to see (although it was relocated). It's a pity that not much up-to-date multimedia intro for foreigners - ask your local friend for a guide tour!

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