The Lin Family Mansion and Garden, Xinbei

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At The Lin Family Mansion and Garden, walk through the Chinese-style garden and learn the story of Taiwan’s richest family of rice and tea producers. The garden dates back to 1847 when the family built a house for storing rent crop, with a courtyard and several pavilions. Today, the garden features variously shaped pavilions and mansions, patios and corridors, artificial hills, arched bridges, and several ponds. After some exploration, take a break under the shade of old banyan trees on the bank of the largest pond. For an all-encompassing view of the gardens, climb the open-air platform of the central building--once used by owners to supervise the field workers. Make The Lin Family Mansion and Garden a part of your Xinbei vacation plans using our Xinbei trip website .
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  • You can come here are like friends of architecture, art and local culture of beautiful traditional courtyard building is required for ticket, very cheap. Sometimes, the activity is free admission discount.
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  • Free admission possible, a flower garden, it's really hard to believe that a private landscaped garden, flower garden on a hot day cool pond that sits around the wind-old Lang Lang live
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  • Photo op too good and also good for a walk in the Manor. Just be sure to avoid the mosquitoes are very large or spray from time to time. Garden of time don't take so long!!!
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  • The Lin Family Mansion is one of the four gardens has amazing traditional Chinese architecture. Every corner has surprise, very beautiful place. A village of buildings on stone pave way, gazebo and beautiful ponds. Not recommend bring small children and stroller inside. It now requires a ticket to visit. 百年歷史國家古蹟, 非常美麗的花園, 很多傳統的古老建築物. 很值得一看.
  • The Lin Family Mansion and Garden have some beautiful senries. One of the things I like most about the mansion was the garden. The garden is magnificent; its history was kept intact. Not much was change about it, some of the trees that is there are very rear today. The only thing I did not get to see was the main court yard which is under construction.
  • The Lin Family Mansion is a good look at traditional Chinese architecture. Although its supposed to be one of the "four major gardens", there wasn't that much greenery to be seen. The complex was nice (and large), with its maze-like walkways, but I would not recommend taking smaller children, as the pathways are narrow and there aren't many barriers between the ponds and the walkways. Admission is 80 NTD, but if you go 30 minutes before it closes (4:30), you can get in for free, and 30 minutes is more than enough time to take a look around.
  • Stunning! A must see for anyone interested in Chinese architecture and gardens. So nice, so much symbolism, symmetry, thought has gone into the buildings and gardens!
  • Very fun place to just explore. I saw a group of mainlanders getting a tour, but I'm not sure if tours are available in English. If it's summer, you should probably get something to drink before going inside.

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