Taking a train on the Yilan(宜蘭) train line from Ruifang(瑞芳) to Houtong(侯硐) is estimated about 10 mins, it is just a stop away. For train station guide, you can click here for more info from Wikipedia.
When you reach the Houtong train station, the colourful paintings of the different expressions of cats will sure catches your first impression. There are about 50 different expressions, characteristics and breeds of cats. Besides the paintings, carvings which resemble cats are also commonly found in the station. Blue coloured stamps with cravings that represent the Houtong Station are spotted at the entrance for visitors to get free stamps on their possessions like post cards and personal diary.
In the train station, there are beautiful red lanterns with paintings of cats and cravings of cats made up of wood. What a quiet morning in the station!
Do note that no camera flash is allowed when taking pictures of the cats. :)
Stamps for visitors to get a free stamp on their belongings. When I was there, there was 4 stamps with prints about Houtong Cat Village.
Visitor information: This is your walking trail.
Now, here are my photographs of the cats in this peaceful and loving village.
These cats are well taken care by the villagers, so please do not attempt to feed them. During my visit, some cats are locked up in cages because they could be either too sick or too young.
“Am I beautiful?”
I took this photo during their feeding time at 11:00am. The villager will clean up their cages at the same time. During this feeding and cleaning up stage, please do not disturb or block their villagers way. It will kind of make them angry. Oops!
If you loved cats, this is a great place to see many roaming cats around. That’s all I have for you on Houtong Station. If you went there before, feel free to leave your comments of that village. Now, for my last photograph. Cheers and thanks for viewing my post.