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The LIn Family Mansion and Garden, Xinbei
(4.2/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 搭捷運至府中站,俗稱林家花園,園區很大,園內假山假水峰迴路轉,建築造型和細節、窗櫺設計精緻,非常迷人,可以說是板橋地區最具代表性的景點。 
  • 一個小小的, 精緻的閩式花園, 配合導覽簡介, 最多一個小時可以逛完. 距離新板車站坐公車約兩站的距離, 交通方便. 附近有板橋傳統市場--黃石市場, 是板橋最多隱藏版美食集中地. 
  • I was very desapointed as 80% of the garden is under renovation. Really no much to see. Too bad really too bad. 
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.