Jiufen is a maze of narrow alleyways and staircases
The charm of yesteryear is vividly alive in the mountain town of Jiiufen.
With red lanterns lining steep alleys and tea houses serving tea in the traditional way, Jiufen looks as though it has been plucked out of an old Chinese storybook.
The town gained international attention as a model city for the Japanese anime movie Spirited Away by Studio Ghibli.
Visitors flock here to see a quirky village where everything is cat-related.
Even the bridge leading to the village is also cat-friendly, fully equipped with climbing steps and perch platforms.
It’s estimated that Houtong is now home to more than 200 cats; roughly double that of the human population.
The cats can be found roaming all over the village.