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  • Phone:+886 2 2497 4143
  • Address:Chailiao Rd., Ruifang Dist., New Taipei City 224, Taiwan View on Map
Houtong started as a small mining village in Ruifang District. Mining industry boomed here in the beginning, but the place was neglected after the industry failed. No one is sure when the cats started sneaking in this village, but the residents here are all have special bonds with the cats that dwell here. They take care of each other without bothering each other, and steadily the cat population increased. Now, Houtong is one of the world's top ten cat watching spots. Aside from just cat watching, there are old historical mining sites to visit. There's also a museum to better understand Taiwan's mining history.  In addition, there's  an authentic mining cart for you to ride and experience a miner's journey from the old days first hand.


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Nat'l Hwy→Exit at the Dahua Interchange→Expressway 62→Exit at the Ruifang Interchange → Prov. Hwy 2D →Jiufen→county Rd 102→Township RD. North 37
1.TRA Houtong Station
2.TRA Reifang Station→Bus 808→Houtong