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Cat Village Houtong

No.70 Chailiao Rd., Ruifang Dist., Xinbei 22450, Taiwan
+886 2 2497 2250
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Full-Day Tour: Houtong Cycling and Jiufen
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No.70 Chailiao Rd., Ruifang Dist., Xinbei 22450, Taiwan
+886 2 2497 2250

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Reviewed 1 week ago

the place is well known for good cat theme, but I did not manage to see a lot of stray cats.. I only see less than 10 stray cats, and most are malnourished, except for 2 cats which are kept as pets. I think in...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, if you are extremely crazy about cats, make a stop here. Otherwise, would suggest that you spend time elsewhere. There were fewer cats than expected, and if you imagined cats weaving between your feet, be prepared to be disappointed. You may buy cat food...More

Thank tango122008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place definitely is a place for cat people. It's a little disappointing that there weren't as many cats as I thought but there's some around. I only got to see around 5-8 cats. Generally, they are friendly if you don't mess with them but...More

Thank Mushcracker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Village is easy to get to via a train. Cannot believe the whole ex coal mining village is behind the abandoned cat idea. There are cats in most shops and on the streets resting, sleeping and wanting to be patted. They are very friendly cats...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must say that my visit to Houtong Cat village was a little disappointing given the treatment of some of the cats and animals. As an animal lover - especially that of the feline kind, I can't help but notice some cats that are not...More

Thank Bernard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe it was slightly rainy, but i was expecting a lot more cats. I've seen more cats in random towns across Asia. Small village and its main selling point would be cats. Just wish there were more of them. There's a little coal mine trip...More

Thank i1aan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cats are here The cats are there Cats cats everywhere Big ones Small ones Thin and fat The perfect place if you're fond of cats! Well worth a visit. Lovely place.

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The cat village surrounded by mountain hill and river. Cat are cute. The village decorated with cat theme.

Thank Phupairum P
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I was expecting a lot more cats in a place called "cat village". I guess I forgot that most cats are jerks and don't really like people and this population is no exception. Someone said there are over 200 cats in this village but you'll...More

Thank Mrpaul1112
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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 amazing. I...More

Thank Melanie_Yeoh
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Are the shops open everyday?
7 January 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