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“Interesting place.”

Cat Village Houtong
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$100.00*
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Full-Day Tour: Houtong Cycling and Jiufen
Ranked #9 of 540 things to do in Xinbei
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
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Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

The cat village is an interesting place. The cats are really tamed. Everything in this village features around cat.
The surrounding is peaceful and its a nice place to take photos.
I will recommend this place to those who have some time to spare. Please note that the train are not frequent so you need to plan your trip. The train schedule on Pingxi line can be obtained from Ruefang station.

4  Thank 10PiPi
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Cats lovers, drop by this station for 1-2 hours if you are on the Pingsi line. Little quiet villages with tame cats roaming freely around. Nearby the station, there are also some old style noodle stalls aside the cats. :)

3  Thank nnantasy
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Imagine a town where cats are the celebrities and people from all over come to photograph them, feed them, play with them, and be photographed with them. Welcome to Houtong!
There are oodles of photo opportunities for cat lovers to catch their favorite feline in a domestic / natural setting.
Sunny days are obviously better than rainy ones, but cloudy days are good, too. Though it is quite touristy, this is kind of the best place in the world to be a cat, and I appreciate that. They are fun, friendly, and are the kings of the world in Houtong.

6  Thank Asoupcan
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

This was our 2nd stop on the Pingxi Line after Jiufen. It is possible to take a train from Ruifang Station to Houtong Station since it is only a distance of one stop but we took the taxi since we did not want to wait for the train that comes about every hour or so. We read about the Cat Village from online blogs and news sources before coming there so we were quite curious to know about what it was all about.

Here, the Cat Village will definitely have more of a local feel and less tourist-like, as the cats have only starting to appear only in the last few years and therefore are less well-known compared to others such as Jiufen or Shifen. We got to see quite a couple of local photo enthusiasts taking pictures of the cats at the Cat VIllage.

It is easy to get to the Cat Village from the train station as it is just beside it. From the entrance, we got to see an orange Persian cat which was undoubtedly the superstar there as it had the lion's share of the visitors' attention. Of course, there are also so many other cats of different species which looked just so cute and lovely with round faces! The few dogs in the village seems to get along well with the many cats.

There's also a few stalls selling cat souvenirs that help to pay for the cats' food and upkeep. The villagers seem to have gotten used to the increased attention, and it was here that we managed to get a rare view of daily life in rural town areas. Overall, we spent around 1 to 2 hours at this place.

15  Thank Dickson90
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Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

We read about the Cat Village before our trip and felt that it would be interesting to stop by for a visit. The place is located just beside the train station, so it is very convenient to get to the place. A walk around the village took us about an hour, and we saw many lovely cats of different species. Lovely place!

7  Thank dannychan_sg
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