吉客鏈：國定古蹟 X 林家花園 X 大宅院建築
In the 18-century immigrant society of Taiwan, there were so-called top five merchant families. Two were surnamed 'Lin', and people once said "Taiwan could be shared by the two LIN families". It was illustrated the wealthy they had and you can imagine how gorgeously their mansions were built. Nowadays, these had preserved as the national heritage destinations.
There were also the four best-known gardens in Taiwan, two of these were the gardens of the Lin Mansions, one in Banchaio and the other one in Wufeng. I am delighted to share my visits of both Lin Mansion's Gardens.
How to Observe A Taiwanese Mansion' Garden
When we visit a mansion's garden how should we observe it?
The Ultimate Guide to Historical Sites of Taiwan, explained how to observe a classical Chinese garden, some prospects below:
Rockery Hill Style
Banchaio's Lin Mansion Garden
Immigration into 18-century Taiwan was mainly from south east of China - the Minnan area including both Lin families. When the family's mansion was designed, it followed the Minnan-style architecture with the classic Chinese garden.
My Family's Recreational Backyard