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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. Use our Xinbei itinerary planner to arrange your visit to The Lin Family Mansion and Garden and other attractions in Xinbei.
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  • Commonly known as the ' Garden ' is where im going is a typical Chinese garden showing the essence. An example of a House and then publicize Shanghai very much atmosphere. Just a bit smaller in scale than the tourists, for less points than can be different. Inside line aimed at Taipei locals SUMI-e painting lessons, such as carp, as can see, very interesting. A lot of beautiful detail throughout the garden, so visit often to distract, to travel more to have a moment to break.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 目前大部分的區域都在整修,門口有一個售票亭但入園梅收費。裡面是個很漂亮的中式庭園,有時有導覽員會解說。  more »
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  • Calm and beautiful garden. You can feel the atmosphere you watched in the old chinese movies. Sadly it is on the restoration, so I couldn't access more than half of the garden. If it is fully re-opened, it will be great to visit.
  • So fun and it's free! There are free guides (only in Mandarin) who are passionate and informed. I loved mine who provided a lot of context that I would not have gathered on my own. There are puppet shows too but I'm not sure at what hours. There is a small gift shop with some souvenirs but no one is there to push you which is great. Definitely a gem in New Taipei City.
  • Very interesting experience. Cool place to visit, but it was kind of dirty. I would recommend checking this place out once just to see how people lived back in the day.
  • Under reconstruction. Old and smelly but it's good site to learn about Chinese house of old time. Better take exit 2 from fuzhong stn. It's a more walkable route.
  • I grew up in the area but never had a chance to visit until now. It was too bad that half of the garden was under renovation (but free admission) until June 2017. Will definitely revisit.