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Address: Pinchiang Park, Taipei, Taiwan
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Phone Number: +886 2 2598 1572
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One of the few remaining old Taipei homes, this charming building was...

One of the few remaining old Taipei homes, this charming building was meticulously dismantled and rebuilt on new land in 1984.

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A step back in Time

It had been several years since we last visited the Lin An-Tai old homestead. What a surprise! What originally was just an old house has now been expanded to include a garden and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
CoopTW
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been several years since we last visited the Lin An-Tai old homestead. What a surprise! What originally was just an old house has now been expanded to include a garden and pond, as well as a "climbing hill" in the front. Add to that the attraction for photo shoots for weddings, school groups, etc. as well as occasional... More 

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Thank CoopTW
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

This is a really nice place to visit if you want to avoid the masses of people and want to have a look at traditional Taiwanese houses. The little park invites for a stroll while the house shows how people lived in the past. It is a little inconvenient to get there. I took the metro to Yuanshan on the... More 

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1 Thank Lara H
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scene with authentic building. Nice stone carvings and a little waterfall to shut off the mind for a moment and escape the daily rush. Beautiful location for photoshoots, though is that not a secret and there are alot of them, which is nice to watch.

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Thank Felix W
Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

This traditional house in Fujian style was build during the Qing dynasty over several generations according to Feng Shui criteria. It was reconstructed in its present location in 2000. The pavilions are well kept, with some interesting furniture. Beautiful garden, with moon & crescent ponds, and a rock garden. Entrance is free. 15 mn walk from YuanShan MRT

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Thank Valerie C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Nice place for photography, full of history. Interesting things to see, especially rock mountains, must see!!!!!!!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Interesting to tour house and gardens of "old taiwan". While it doesn't look luxurious by Western standards, seeing it gives a glimpse into how the 1% lived in old Taiwan. Go only if you can approach it with that mindset...

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Taiwan
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

This is a legacy building with traditional Chinese style garden. A well preserved tourist site for visitors to learn about ancient settlers how they thrived in Taiwan and became one of the influential families in Taiwan. Tour guides are available during certain hours. Visitations are free. A worth visit g tour site if you like to learn more about Taiwanese... More 

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Busan, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

Like Taipei Story House, the Lin Antai Old Homestead is located near a busy expressway, which is really unnerving if you're trying to relax in the huge garden that surrounds the main buildings. That's really the only drawback, though. The buildings are amazingly restored, and have (the original?) furniture inside. There are pavilions, bridges, ponds, and short hiking trails. In... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

Interesting to see a house built in 1754, free entrance and lots of toilets. Good information leaflet available in English. Great gardens and spots for photography. Make sure you cross the street and have coffee or tea in the Angel Life Pavilion for an extra unique local experience.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

In 1754 a man named Lin moved his family from China to Taiwan. His 4th son (also named Lin) became a wealthy businessman and started building a house on another site in 1783. The home was relocated to this spot in 1986 and has been lovingly restored to its original Feng Shui state, including building an artificial hill in the... More 

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