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Cat Village Houtong, Xinbei

(3.7/5 based on 320+ 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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  • A little walk from the MRT Taipei Zoo station on the maokong, went to cat skies. The ropeway so long and took about 15 minutes. And arrived at the top of the mountain, I took a walk. Does a lot of walking trails and there are also various plans. I was in the course of the comparatively short 40 minutes? You can walk at your own pace, so rest your tired because there is a teahouse in the middle. Views visible is the Taipei 101 is very good. Would feel than tourists, say local residents hiking trails? Ate green tea soft serve ice cream at the end, but had better taste of tea (green tea, Tieguanyin tea) ice mixed with fine teas, so delicious.
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  • I came here on a rainy day and wasn't hoping to see a load of cats. My guide said the cats will probably be hiding, we might not see many. I was quite happy with the number of cats I saw, it was amazi...  more »
  • 侯硐貓咪村已經火紅很久了。選一個早春周日,來拜訪。從侯硐車站走樓梯越過月台到對面的貓村。充滿了可愛貓咪圖案裝飾,活著的貓咪個個懶洋洋躺在家門口曬太陽。其中有二隻貓咪的眼睛是綠色的很特別。請注意欣賞貓咪不要驚嚇貓卯被,不要打擾到居民生活喔。  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.