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The Ben-Yuan Lin’s Family Mansion and Garden in Banchiao is today’s most complete private garden left in Taiwan.  In the old days, wealthy businessmen were very fond of living standards and used such exquisite and elaborate designed mansions and gardens to entertain government officials and business partners.  Often they spent tons of money on building such refined mansions and gardens.  Yet due to natural destroy or chaos caused by war and the pass of eras, most Chinese-style mansions and gardens are now extremely torn out.  Some have already disappeared and could be found only in scholars’ writings or recorded histories.  Luckily, the Ben-Yuan Lin’s Family Mansion and Garden in Banchiao has been renovated and maintained by specialists after being ruined during Taiwan’s restoration.  Now parts of the mansion and garden have restored as original.  The Ben-Yuan Lin’s Family Mansion and Garden in Banchiao can be considered as a historical treasure left by the people from the past and also a place for people to truly understand the heritage and history of Taiwan.

The Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taipei County Government has been dedicating in preserving and promoting theBen-Yuan Lin’s Family Mansion and Garden’s history and tour sites.  The main purpose for such information is to assist those who come to visit the Ben-Yuan Lin’s Family Abode and Garden. It is hoped that these information can provide a basic understanding of Ben-Yuan Lin’s Family Mansion and Garden and help the tourists to hold respectful attitude toward the historical monuments. Furthermore, the tourists can carefully are able to enjoy the valuable cultural heritage carefully and learn to appreciate the beauty of historical monuments while visiting the Ben-Yuan Lin’s Family Mansion and Garden.

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