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Plum Garden 梅庭

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This was once the summer getaway home for famed Chinese calligrapher Yu You-ren. Built around 1930s, the spacious courtyard is richly tree-shaded, and the Japanese-style wooden structure is in perfect condition. This cite is an official city landmark building and there is a visitor information center on-site.

Information

Themes
Art and Cultural Centers Family Activities 101 Highlights
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-28972647
Address
No.6, Zhongshan Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Tue~Sun:09:00 - 17:00

Reminders

Plum Garden will be closed on Feb. 28(2/28 Memorial Day). We appreciate your kind understanding.

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Xinbeitou

Review

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4.0 41 Reviews Write a Review

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  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 3 Poor
  3. 6 Average
  4. 25 Very good
  5. 7 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 5 Families
  2. 17 Couples
  3. 14 Solo
  4. 1 Business
  5. 3 Friends
  • Jurgen B

    Bruselas, Bélgica

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Beautiful house

    2018-08

    this very nice house takes 5 minutes if you want, and it's free so no reason not to go in, - you have to take off your shoes to do that
  • Jordan L

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Try to visit on the way to thermal hell valley

    2018-06

    The lady was nice. We had to take off our shoes and put at the designated place. The calligraphy was interesting and had a peeking into the life of the greatest artist. They have really nice souvenirs sold there. The folders and keychains are really nice.
  • TONY M

    Canberra, Australia

    Interesting

    2017-11

    This old house which has been renovated and refurbished must have been quite some dwelling in it's early years. It is pleasant to see that history is not being demolished but cherished.
  • trainer_2015

    Cebu City, Filipinas

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Calligraphy

    2017-09

    Situated in line with Beitou Hot Spring Museum, this Plum Garden looks like an ordinary house from the outside. You need to take off your shoes before the entering the house, they provide cabinets for the guests where they can leave their shoes. We went there on a Sunday so there were plenty of tourists, nonetheless we still enjoyed our visit. It is quite small but it is full of display which feature good calligraphy. The house is made of wood and features Chinese jars, figurines, tea sets. There is also a tourist information center right in the entrance of the house.
  • vajragururinpoche

    Yilan, Taiwán

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Plum Garden: Residence of the Best Calligrapher in Modern Chinese History

    2017-05

    Beitou is known for its various hotsprings, but in the midst of all this, there is the Plum Garden of Yu Youren. Yu Youren was a famous politician, educator, and most importantly a reknown calligrapher across, and he lived in the Plum Garden after moving to Taiwan after KMT was defeated by CCP. He was an active politician, which began when he was still in his teenage, when he impored the country official to assassinate the Empress Dowager Cixi. He later took important offices in the Chinese Government, and after moving to Taiwan he spends his summer in the Plum Garden to avoid being lobbied by various parties. This place is very simple, with a sense of Japanese Zen throughout the simple building, but if you were living here during Mr. Yu's time it would be considered a luxurious mansion of that time. When you enter the house, you will have to take off your shoes, and you'll see various calligraphies written by Mr. Yu. My favorite writing of his is in 10 simple words: 『不迷信過去,只創造未來』, which means "Do not be superstitious about the past, just focus on creating the future." The Plum Garden is not opened on Mondays and National Holidays, and it's just a ten minute walk away from the New Beitou MRT Station. If you are into calligraphy or Taiwan's history, or just bored after a hotspring, don't miss out this place in Beitou.

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