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

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4.5 104 Reviews

Tuesday:09:00 - 17:00




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.


Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 5, Binjiang St., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Monday Off day
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

Services & Facilities

  • Venue rental
  • Toilets


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TripAdvisor Reviews

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  1. 2 Terrible
  2. 4 Poor
  3. 9 Average
  4. 40 Very good
  5. 49 Excellent

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  1. 16 Families
  2. 27 Couples
  3. 23 Solo
  4. 2 Business
  5. 15 Friends
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    The house that time forgot


    The Lin An Tai house is a traditional sturdy brick construction from the days when it would be occupied by an entire generation of an extended family. The red brick house is surrounded by a tall brick wall. The exhibits deserve attention. There's a large concrete construction near the front gate. The sculpture park is interesting.The house can be found fairly easily by walking from the Yuanshan MRT station. Walk to the south of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum and keep your eye out for the signs. The house is in Binjing Road. It's quite a long walk.
  • jenkle89

    Hendaya, Francia

    Traveler type:

    En pareja



    We spent a good couple of hours visiting this beautiful house and grounds. It was very interesting learning about the history of the building too and the fact that it has been moved several times in the past. Definately worth visiting, this attraction is free of charge.
  • TravelerTrecker


    Historical, tradiotional house...


    The house has more than 100 years. The house preserves architecture and design details of old times and this is one of the few places in Taipei where you can see this old architecture and its impact the people's life-style. The gardens and different rooms are very interesting. It follows the Feng Chui tradition. There is no entrance fee. On Sunday pm, locals meet at the entrance and sing. We arrived by metro. the metro station is 3 or 4 blocks from the house. You may have to ask for directions. It is not difficult to find. It is surrounded by an old, brown, large wall that is visible from different streets. The place is cool. The weather was very nice when we visited. You may need ta least one hour to see it.
  • jbushman2017

    Fresno, California

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Well Worth Seeing


    This attraction lies inside Taipei Expo Park, so if you go here you can see both the park and this attraction. Taxis’ are easily found in several places in the park and a number of buses go right to the park so is easily visited with public transportation. What you have here is a large Chinese estate that includes the main house and other auxiliary buildings within a small fenced area. The place is open to view from 9-5 and is free. I arrived just before it closed and kicked myself for not coming earlier. It really is a must see attraction. The house is lovely and gives you an idea of how a person lived with exhibits inside the house. In front of the house is a pond and a small hill area designed to let you take great pictures of the house. Behind the house and along the East side are other buildings you can visit that I did not that presumably told you more about the family or usage. I would guess a Good, hour could be spent here. What is nice is that first, the place looks lovely and is very photogenic. Secondly, it is hard to find a old preserved house that offers a window into what things were like a 100 years ago (actually not exactly sure of the date). Chinese floor plans are a bit different than what you find in a country like Japan. Lastly, there is English signage and the entire compound has this authentic feel that draws you in.
  • Alanthebairn

    Falkirk, Reino Unido

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Relocated merchant's house


    This is the former home of a tea merchant which was relocated to this park so that it could be preserved. You are free to wander round the home and enter many of the rooms which are furnished with period pieces. As well as the house there are very attractive gardens and a pond that were being used for advertising shoots during our visit.

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