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Lin An-tai Historical House & Museum 林安泰古厝民俗文物館

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The two-century old Lin An Tai Historical Home is a southern Fujianese-style courtyard. The rocks that cover the front yard were taken from rocks that were used by mainland merchants to stabilize their ships. The pond in the front was used for defensives purposes. It also helped lower summer heat and provided water for drinking and putting out fires.


建議停留時間 2-3小時
Historic Sites Family Activities 101 Highlights
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 5, Binjiang St., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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  3. 8 Average
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  5. 41 Excellent

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  1. 16 Families
  2. 21 Couples
  3. 22 Solo
  4. 1 Business
  5. 14 Friends
  • richster642018

    Uckfield, Reino Unido

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Great look at 1800's ornate house!


    This is off the beaten path, we got there by taking a taxi ride for about 10 mins - it was super cheap to do and saved some time! The House and Museum is a really amazing place, showing how a rich family lived in the early 1800's. Built from 1783 to 1823, this was the home to a rich businessman. The house has been preserved (although moved from it's original location) and gives a fabulous insight into how rich families lived in those times. Bedrooms with very ornate furniture and beds are displayed (how many concubines???!) as well as the servants quarters, entertainment areas and a pond. It's a fascinating view into one of the oldest houses in Taipei and well worth a visit. We enjoyed our time there.
  • hildenley

    Berkshire, Reino Unido

    Traveler type:

    En pareja



    Lovely complex of historical buildings transplanted from elsewhere to avoid demolition. The new site has pretty gardens & bridal couples use the area to have their pre-wedding photographs taken.
  • ROCruiser


    Traveler type:

    En familia

    Hidden Gem


    This is a hidden gem quietly waiting to be discovered in Taipei. It's a shame that it is just sitting there with very few visitors on the day we visited. We almost felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. I thought it is a beautiful garden with unique buildings of Fukinese style houses, ponds, and gallery. I would vote for this over any of the temples in town. It is not an easy find and we had to walk a long way from the metro station but at the end it was all worthwhile. It's free entry and they provide a beautifully done brochure for visitors with detailed information and maps.
  • BelleN_13

    Sídney, Australia

    Traveler type:

    En familia

    Lovely place for pictures


    This place is easily accessible using Taipei Metro near Yuanshan Station. Along the way, there's a very nice park as well. This historical house is very popular for wedding photoshoot. The entrance is free.
  • Lily W

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Relic on an earlier time but preservationists may disagree


    The property is a lovely oasis and a popular photo spot for brides and grooms. The house structure and organization of the compound gives insight into daily life of an earlier time. We owe a debt of gratitude to the architect and backup organization for saving this building from being razed and moving it brick by brick to a new site. Li An Tai is a traditional courtyard home. It is a typical single story, symmetrical around a courtyard with rooms surrounding courtyard arranged in family hierarchy. There are some token objects of everyday life - beds, chairs, cradles, dressers, etc.. but it is mostly furniture. The kitchen setup is an interesting study in efficiency. It would have been instructive to see plan drawings of the original building as I suspect the move to the new site was accompanied by embellishments. It wasn't entirely clear if the pavilions and school/classroom on the compound were part of the original. But these are minor issues. I hope there are more efforts at historic preservation in the coming years as even humble everyday neighborhoods are fast disappearing to the glittering new future.

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