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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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,
it is like a beautiful palace that was deserted, earning it the name of “Potala Palace of the Mountain Mines”. Probing forward to the mouth of the river is the considerably distinguished Yinyang Sea, with its half gold half bluish green spectacle inspiring countless imaginations of romance. Walking along the streets of the meandering old streets of Jiufen and tasting the various kinds of authentic eateries is the love of tourists. Stepping into the Golden Museum, one can glimpse the historical traces of the mining industry culture, reminiscing of past glories from its museum, living quarters, and shrine remains. The unassuming mountain city of Houtong used to be a mining village. With the call of cat lovers, volunteer groups were established to create a friendly environment for cats and turned Houtong into a cat village for cat lovers.
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
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 located at the entrance of the train station just outside the village.