Besides the old house, lotus field and lotus dishes, Lin Chin-Tang has also established a variety of leisure and experience areas, such as Osmanthus alley, the tea pavilion, fish steps and the earth oven area. In recent years, he successfully built the largest organic strawberry greenhouse in Northern Taiwan. Crowds of tourists visit the farm, however, to this day, he still insists on receiving just one group a day because “making it right is more important than making a lot of money.”
The Lotus Garden in the Lin Family’s Old House has been established for more than 120 years. In front of the traditional Southern Fujian red-brick sanheyuan is a large lotus field, with a green field to the side and a bamboo forest to the back. The old house contains well-preserved old furniture. Visitors come here to experience an innovative, rural atmosphere. The farm offers traditional wedding ceremonies, traditional one-year-old catch, an ancient Chinese drama experience and DIY rice made in a traditional kitchen.
Beside the old house is 7 acres of lotus field in its own eco-system where a family of ducks live in the water. In addition to the increasing fun in the rural village, the ducks supply nutrients for the lotus field. On-site activities are rich and diverse, starting from viewing and picking lotues, to eating and lotus root digging, the earth oven, and interesting guided tours hosted by the owner.