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Jinzibei Historic Trail – Houtong overlooked mining glories and offers a healing journey searching for kitties while visiting local attractions.
Jinzibei Historic Trail’s starting point at the Mudan end is the same as that of Canguangliao Historic Trail; Canguangliao exits from Jinguashi, while Jinzibei hiking trail exits from Houtong. After getting off from Shisanceng Old Tree Stop, walk for 15 minutes and you will arrive at “Jinzibei Historic Trail Entrance/Exit”. Along the Trail, visitors will come upon century-old historic sites of Jinzibei and Fengxianshijin Tablet; the total distance of the Trail is approximately 3.4km, and it takes about 2.5 hours to finish walking the Trail. The Trail is mainly made of stone path and stone stairs, which will take some energy to finish the route; but the lush green woods give refreshing coolness along the way. After exiting the Trail, visitors will connect to Jiuqiongqiao Rd. and then Houtong Rd. if they continue going straight. And going further down, visitors will see Ruisan Coal Transporting Bridge and Ruisan Coal Preparation Plant. Walking into the “Vision Hall” transformed from previously the coal preparation warehouse, visitors will have an in-depth experience of the old-time glory of Houtong’s coal mining industry as well as an overview of the local coal mining development through the introduction provided inside the Vision Hall. The other key feature of Houtong would have to be “Cat Village”! Walking over Houtong Cat Bridge, and visitors will arrive at cat lovers’ “promised land” – Cat Village. Let us kindly remind all visitors to follow the rules here, and please do not hit, feed, disturb, or pet the cats, and please do not free your cats here and do not litter. Let’s safeguard this precious “cats’ heaven” together as we enjoy a healing holiday and wander amidst the historic paths.

Mudan Train Station

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Jinzibei Historical Trail

Suggested Stay
2.5 hour

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Coal Transporting Bridge

Suggested Stay
0.5 hour

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Houtong Coal Mine Ecological Park

Suggested Stay
1 hour

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Houtong Cat Bridge

Suggested Stay
0.5 hour

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Houtong Cat Village

Suggested Stay
1 hour

Mudan Train Station

Jinzibei Historical Trail

Address22 km on Rt. 102, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Tel 886-2-24972250
OpeningOpen all year round

Traffic information Mudan Train Station to Jinzibei Historical Trail

Bus

Get off at Mudan Train Station, take New Bus F812 (please pay attention to bus schedule) to Shisanceng Old Tree Stop and will arrive at Trail entrance.

Coal Transporting Bridge

AddressNo. 42, Chailiao Rd., Houtong, Ruifang District, New Taipei City (Vision Hall); by Keelung River
Tel 886-2-24972250 (Ruifang District Office)
OpeningOpen all year long

Traffic information Jinzibei Historical Trail to Coal Transporting Bridge

Walk

Follow Jiuqiongqiao Rd., connect to Houtong Rd. and keep going straight. Walk for approximately 10 minutes and will arrive at entrance to Coal Transporting Bridge.

Houtong Coal Mine Ecological Park

AddressNo.42, Chailiao Rd., Ruifang Dist., New Taipei City
Tel 886-2-24974143
Opening8:00-18:00

Traffic information Coal Transporting Bridge to Houtong Coal Mine Ecological Park

Walk

Walk past Coal Transporting Bridge and will arrive at Houtong Coal Mine Ecological Park – Vision Hall.

Houtong Cat Bridge

AddressNo.70, Chailiao Rd., Ruifang Dist., New Taipei City
Tel 886-2-24971266
OpeningOpen all year round

Traffic information Houtong Coal Mine Ecological Park to Houtong Cat Bridge

Walk

Within walking distance.

Houtong Cat Village

AddressChetouding Village (Cat’s Village), Houtong, Guangfu Borough, Ruifang Dist., New Taipei City
Tel 886-2-24971266
OpeningOpen all year round

Traffic information Houtong Cat Bridge to Houtong Cat Village

Walk

Within walking distance.

Return trip traffic information

Train

Walk to Houtong Train Station and take Taiwan Railways for your return journey.