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Cat Village Houtong

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Open Now: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
No.70 Chailiao Rd., Ruifang Dist., New Taipei 22450, Taiwan
Ruifan District
+886 2 2497 2250
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are cat obsessed, you must go! There were lots of cats around that you could feed and pet and most wanted the attention. I arrived around 11:30 AM on a Sunday and it wasn’t too crowded. I got plenty of cat time. By...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank KelseyInHanoi
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a pleasant place to visit. My favourite part was seeing lots of cats, but there was also a river, lots of trees and the train rail that was quite scenic with the green hills and the sky. There are nice cafes to sit...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank soyjaay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really good trip on this quirky trip. The cats were in fine form, playful and fun. The trip out by train was a very worthwhile way to see the landscape outside the city.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank alexiWollongong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Houtong Cat Village on a Saturday afternoon. Took train number 4198 from Taipei Train Station at 2.38pm which is a train to Su'ao but can alight at Houtong on the way. So there is no need to change to any buses. This place...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank NSEL
Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

We arrived in Houtong at 1pm and left after 6pm. I didn't research before going, so I thought it was only about the cats. If we'd stayed longer it would have been great to visit more of the old mining relics and do some hiking....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ejthorne
Reviewed July 6, 2019

one tip, don't go too early... we took a 8:00 train and arrive Houtong around 9am, most stores are still closed... although there are cats walking around

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank kunoustopher
Reviewed July 5, 2019

I'm a big time cat lover, so it's difficult to get to a place called a "cat village" when the 1st 2 rules of the Cat Village are no feeding the cats and no touching them. I might have violated the 1st part of the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AnAndyAbroad
Reviewed June 25, 2019

I did not visit this sleepy little cat-themed mountain town at the best weather condition. It was a rather rainy day and it was the most annoying kind of rain; not heavy enough to deter you from traveling completely, but just enough drizzle to keep...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank walktheparth
Reviewed June 17, 2019

I love cats, and I had such a lovely time to mingle with other cat lovers. Honestly, I thought there would be so many cats walking around... but it was relatively quiet (in feline population wise). There are some cute cat souvenirs you can grab....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jumasydney
Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

Quiet mining village with several cats. Able to finish walking within 2 hours. Village residents sell merchandise and cat food to feed the cats so that was quite interesting and fun. Cafe food was decent too. Wish there were more cats though.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Ruifan District
With its air of historical heritage, Shuijinjiu
(ShueiNanDong, Jingguashi, Jiufen) used to be
prosperous and glamorous due to mining. Although its
magnificent semblance no longer exists, the peaceful
and beautiful atmosphere has persisted. With a wave to
the age of the gold rush, one can still see a glimpse
of its glorious past through the Golden Waterfall.
Gazing at the ShueiNanDong Remains of the 13 Levels,
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January 6, 2017|
Response from JuniePoon | Reviewed this property |
Hi deliriou5, most of the shops are opened by the residents and if there aren't any big local festive occasions or holidays, I suppose they will be opened everyday. The village is actually very small and most shops are... More