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The Lin Family Mansion and Garden 林本源園邸

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Thursday: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
Phone Number
9, Xiamen Street, Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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

BL Bannan Line Banqiao

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  1. 3 Terrible
  2. 7 Poor
  3. 42 Average
  4. 145 Very good
  5. 163 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 93 Families
  2. 72 Couples
  3. 69 Solo
  4. 9 Business
  5. 65 Friends
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Opponents of colonial rule


    The Lin family was the richest family in Taiwan. When the Japanese invaded Taiwan in 1895, they opposed them, unlike most other wealthy people. The Lin family mansion and garden is the last remaining memotial of the Lin family whose resistance was heroic, but ultinately futile.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Opponents of Japanese rule


    The Japanese occupied Taiwan from 1895 to 1945. The Lin family opposed Japanese rule. They were once the wealthiest family in Taiwan. Now all that remains is this superb collection of gardens and buildings in Banqiao. Other families prospered under Japanese rule and became immensely rich.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Richest family in Taiwan


    Visitors who have read "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" will gain some impression of what the luxurious Lin Family Garden must have been like during its hay-day. The Lins were the richest family in Taiwan; the were ostracised for opposing Japanese colonial rule (1895-1945. Opposing the Japanese was brave, but it was an ultimately futile gesture. All that remains is the mansion and the park.
  • young87lee

    Seúl, Corea del Sur

    Traveler type:

    En familia

    Nice garden


    This garden is beautiful than the pictures that I uploaded. If you look around slowly it will take about 40mins. I went there on my last day. If your flight is around 2~4 PM and you don’t really have a morning plan, I recommend visiting here.
  • ElDude9

    Osaka, Japan

    Old Taipei Home and Garden


    Just a few minutes walk from the Bannan Station, the Lin Family Mansion and Garden is a taste of 19th century Chinese splendor. At $80NTD to enter, it is a pleasant place to while away an hour or so and escape the bustle of the city. There is a market area outside the walls on one side of the grounds, which is also interesting. Inside the walls, you can get a sense of the lives of scholarly families of means. The gardens are dotted with ponds and nooks. Covered passageways and winding paths connect all parts of the mansion and the peaceful, serene gardens.

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