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Taichung City: Discover Taiwan’s Cultural Center

Devouring street food at Raohe Night Markets, reaching the sky at Taipei 101, or shopping at Ximending – these activities usually spring to mind when one thinks of the land of bubble tea. For good reason, Taiwan’s capital is a fave among many foreign visitors. However, the oft-overlooked Taichung City is equally deserving of a spot on the island nation’s must-see list.

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Houtong: Welcome to Taiwan’s Cat Village

“Look! (It’s) Over there!”, I heard an excited voice behind me. It was a boy and he kept pointing her finger to a nearby bush. A few seconds later, a black-white shape leaped out. Its yellow eyes seemed to notice us but showed no interest to interact. After a while, the figure gently walked away, swinging its tail back and forth. That was my first encounter with the citizen of Houtong, a place that is often dubbed as the Cat Village.

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