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The Lin Family Mansion and Garden 林本源園邸

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4.5 354 Reviews

Saturday:09:00 - 17:00




Over one hundred years ago when the Tamsui River was a popular transportation route, a wealthy family surnamed Lin moved from Taoyuan to Banqiao (which was then called Fangciao). The family later to ok on the work of urban development and transformation in a single handed manner. Because of their efforts, the family successfully expanded their business operation in this district. The family also fulfilled their social responsibilities by opening schools and stopping constant armed fights between two major groups of Chinese immigrants. Therefore, their residence, Lin Family Garden, was the center of the city’s development at the time. As time goes by, The Lin Family Mansion and Garden is now a second-degree historical site of over 6,000 pings, which are made up by two major parts: mansions and gardens. Some of its architecture has been preserved and some of Lin’s family members still live here. Although it is surrounded by busy roads, a night market, clothes shop and buildings, you kind of enter into another world one hundred years ago when you walk in. The traditional landscape architectures in the Lin Family Garden boast the best in Taiwan, the precious cultural heritage left by Lin’s ancestors. The visit to this place is like reading old stories of the city, just like a Taiwanese version of the classical novel Red Chamber Dream.


Northern Taiwan
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
9, Xiamen Street, Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
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

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

BL Bannan Line Fuzhong


TripAdvisor Reviews

4.5 354 Reviews Write a Review

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  1. 3 Terrible
  2. 6 Poor
  3. 43 Average
  4. 142 Very good
  5. 160 Excellent

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  1. 92 Families
  2. 73 Couples
  3. 69 Solo
  4. 9 Business
  5. 65 Friends
  • thelonious22


    Nice garden area if not busy


    The name of the attraction Lin Family Mansion and Garden is a bit misleading since the actual mansion is now a private property that is off limits to visitors. However, the gardens are quite attractive and is worth an hour stop if and only if it’s not busy. We went on a Friday morning with few visitors but walking through some of the narrow paths can be quite annoying especially with some visitors clogging paths taking their perfect Instagram shots.
  • Sojourn24229

    Hong Kong, China

    This is very kitsch and layered, dilapidated and fun.


    This should be called 'adventures in concrete'. The property is made from cement/concrete, made to look old. It's a full time job keeping the mould's a community fixture in an old, run-down part of Panchiao and the locals use the area for exercise, etc. I love it here. It's *so* cool. Decent gift shop and some cool shops nearby selling health foods, etc.
  • miniacorns

    Singapur, Singapur

    Traveler type:

    En familia



    Chinese oriental architecture and gardens. Better to follow a guide to know the history of this beautiful place. Cooling place even on a hot afternoon. Entrance fees required. Took us 20mins walk from Banqiao mrt station. Nearby, there is carrefour and Nanya night market. Fuzhong mrt is also nearby.
  • tpLong

    Melaka, Malaysia

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Historical sites


    Hidden gems in Taipei. Well maintain historical sites. Quiet place, you may resting and reading there with a drink if you like.
  • Adampilot22

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Worth a visit. Nostalgic memories of what the city once was.


    I had a few hours to spare when last in Taipei so I visited the Lin family mansion and this used to be one of the major landmarks in its hey day. Lovely gardens and paths with classical old residences. I wouldn't say its drop dead impressive but glad I visited all the same. There is an NT$80 (US$2.50) entry fee. To get there get of the MRT at Fuzhong station (Blue line station6). Walk along Fuzhong road and turn right on Wenchang road then left at Ximen street. The mansion is only a minute walk from there. In closing I also liked the fact that the crowds were small and the few that were there can easily be avoided as the grounds are quite large. Hope this helps.

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