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Plum Garden

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Beautiful house

this very nice house takes 5 minutes if you want, and it's free so no reason not to go in, - you... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium
Try to visit on the way to thermal hell valley

The lady was nice. We had to take off our shoes and put at the designated place. The calligraphy... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
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6 Zhongshan Road, Beitou, Taipei, Taiwan
+886 2 2897 2647
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

this very nice house takes 5 minutes if you want, and it's free so no reason not to go in, - you have to take off your shoes to do that

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The lady was nice. We had to take off our shoes and put at the designated place. The calligraphy was interesting and had a peeking into the life of the greatest artist. They have really nice souvenirs sold there. The folders and keychains are really...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

This old house which has been renovated and refurbished must have been quite some dwelling in it's early years. It is pleasant to see that history is not being demolished but cherished.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TONY M
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Situated in line with Beitou Hot Spring Museum, this Plum Garden looks like an ordinary house from the outside. You need to take off your shoes before the entering the house, they provide cabinets for the guests where they can leave their shoes. We went...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank trainer_2015
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beitou is known for its various hotsprings, but in the midst of all this, there is the Plum Garden of Yu Youren. Yu Youren was a famous politician, educator, and most importantly a reknown calligrapher across, and he lived in the Plum Garden after moving...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank vajragururinpoche
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

It's a house. You get to see one of two floors and an tiny exhibition about the man who lived there for some time. But don't get excited, it's not particularly interesting. On the positive side: it's free.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 396helenal
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I was in and out of this in 5 minutes. I am not sure what I was supposed to be looking at. There were a couple (very few) glass cases with stuff (in chinese) but...honestly - I have nothing to say about it. I guess...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Suz S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The former home of a famous calligrapher Plum Garden is a lovely little building with examples of calligraphy inside. Friendly, welcoming staff and a good example of unusual interior architecture. Free entry too.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Jack H
Reviewed 19 February 2017

So it was once the house of a famous chinese master calligrapher. A well preserved house with deeply polished wooden floors, opened to all visitors to appreciate its Japanese and Western combined architectural beauty. Many visitors took a quick look and moved on. However, you...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Taipei921
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Stepping into this residence, you'd feel like you have walked back into the 1930s and 1940s. Looking at the building interior, the Japanese-style design, the numerous Chinese calligraphy paintings hung on the wall, you feel a sense of inner quiet and tranquility. Recommended as part...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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