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Cat Village Houtong, Xinbei
(3.7/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Built on the ruins of a deserted mining town thanks to the efforts of a team of volunteer workers, Cat Village Houtong now serves as a mini cat city, visited by many cat lovers. As the idea developed over the years, villagers started to construct cat decorations, sculptures, and even a bridge with a catwalk for the cats to come and greet you at the train station. Admire cat paintings, murals, and of course hundreds of real-life cats waiting to be petted. Find refreshments in the numerous cafes and shop for cat souvenirs, then relax by the pristine green river, accessible by a staircase. Plan to see Cat Village Houtong and other attractions that appeal to you using our Xinbei vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • 這裡的貓很多. 現在, 這裡比以往旅遊商業化了. 可幸的是, 仍然有很多貓兒. 如果是喜歡貓的, 這裡應是天堂了. 要留意的是這裡都有些樓梯, 所以如果行動不便的話, 就未必適合了. 
  • 瑞芳是爹地,媽咪小時侯常帶我們去玩的地方.兩位伯父都住在瑞芳.這次爹地帶我們來瑞芳侯硐貓村,先在車站前吃平民美良,然後隨性走走逛逛,三代同堂很幸福. 
  • 在日本,有一個貓島,也有一個貓站長,好多愛貓人士到會專程去拍拍照,親親貓咪。在香港,尖東的忌廉哥,大埔的七爺,也是令到好多愛貓及不太愛貓人士都會前來看看摸摸的。在台灣,一打開介紹台北/新北的旅遊書,也會介紹一個會迷倒 Cat Lovers 既地方,這是一個小村落,叫做《侯硐》,可是位於村旁邊的車站就叫做《猴硐》,而《猴硐》才是正確的名稱。 這村子,本來是平平無奇的山邊小村,但很有愛心的村民,為流浪...  more »
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  • Visited waay back in the spring & it was so much fun! =^0^= It's not a tourist trap. They don't charge admission. Real ppl live here & there just happens to be a lot of cats, so I don't get why so many ppl salty, lol. It's also a historical mining spot from when Taiwan was colonized by Japan, so it's a neat piece of history!
  • Laid back place with cats.... actually not a whole lot of cats but enough around. For cat lovers.
  • A quaint village opening up its doors to cats and the inevitable rush of tourists. Previously a coal mining town, this small town rebranded itself into quite the attraction. The cafes are a nice place to chill. I expected they to be more cats though, and truth be told isn't as many as you imagine either.
  • Good for visiting once, I mean, only once... cats there looked annoying due to the harassment from human beings every day nd some of them even were obviously sick... of course it's a cozy place to go on weekends but just wandering if we the tourists r actually bothering the cats' nd the residents' life...
  • Lovely green and picturesque village. While there wasn't a swarm of cats, there was enough for anyone wanting to satisfy their cat patting session.