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LOHAS Paradise ~ “Houtong-Shuangxi” A Fun One-day Trip with Cats and Forests
Starting from the “Houtong Station,” cute cartoon cat billboards and popular cat station-master statues can be seen once exiting the station. Enter the “Houtong Cat Village” through the first pedestrian-cat bridge in Taiwan to have a close encounter with the sweet cats, then take a ride on the Taiwan Railways to Shuangxi Station. One may rent bicycles from the “Low-Carbon Station” on the side when exiting the station, then follow the “Shuangxi Bikeway” to admire the clear rivers and beautiful mountain forests along the way and then savor the aromatic ancient-flavored traditional egg cakes at the “Haishan Bakery.” After taking a break, visit the century-old historical “Lin Yi He Tang” Chinese herb store with oriental sentiments in order to admire the colored tiles, decorations as well as the antique medicine apparatus. Experience the nostalgic glory of the old street at the “Shuangxi Ferry Port,” which used to be an important checkpoint for transporting daily supplies. At last, visit the “Slow Café” enriched by a strong art and cultural ambience to enjoy the hand brewed coffees and the store’s signature kiln bread. Experience a Taiwanese field trip in the company of gourmet food and magnificent sceneries.

Taipei Station

1

Houtong Station

Suggested Stay
30minutes

2

Houtong Cat Village

Suggested Stay
1-2hours

3

Shuangxi Low-Carbon Station

Suggested Stay
15minutes

4

Shuangxi Cycling Route

Suggested Stay
1hour

5

Haishan Bakery

Suggested Stay
15minutes

6

Lin Yi He Tang Chinese Herb Store

Suggested Stay
20minutes

7

Shuangxi Ferry Pier

Suggested Stay
15minutes

8

Silo Cafe

Suggested Stay
1hour

Taipei Station

Houtong Station

AddressNo.70, Chailiao Rd., Ruifang Dist., New Taipei City , Taiwan
Tel 886-2-24977747
Opening04:00-24:00

Traffic information Taipei Station to Houtong Station

Train

Take Taiwan Railways and get off at “Houtong Station.”

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 Station to Houtong Cat Village

Walk

Enter the “Houtong Cat Village” through the first pedestrian-cat bridge in Taiwan.

Shuangxi Low-Carbon Station

AddressZiqiang Road, Shuangxi District, New Taipei City
Tel 886-2-24933782
Opening"Monday to Sunday: 08:00~12:00 and 13:00~17:00 [Lunch break: 12:00~13:00]"

Traffic information Houtong Cat Village to Shuangxi Low-Carbon Station

Train

Take a ride on Taiwan Railways at the Houtong Station, get off at the “Shuangxi Station.” It will be on your right hand side once you exit the station.

Shuangxi Cycling Route

AddressShuangxi Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan 227
Tel 886-2-24931111
OpeningOpen all year round

Traffic information Shuangxi Low-Carbon Station to Shuangxi Cycling Route

Bicycle

Ride a bicycle from the Low-Carbon Station, pass the Meijhusi Rd. towards the “Ruangiaoduan Water Park.”

Haishan Bakery

AddressN o. 2 , Zhonghua Rd . , Shuangxi Dist.,New Taipei City
Tel 886-2-24931319
Opening08:00-20:00

Traffic information Shuangxi Cycling Route to Haishan Bakery

Bicycle

Ride towards the southwest from the Shuangxi Station, passing Chaoyang Street and Jhonghua Road along the way. The destination is on Jhonghua Road.

Lin Yi He Tang Chinese Herb Store

AddressNo. 3, Changan Street, Shuangxi District, New Taipei City
Tel 886-2-24931333
OpeningWed-Sat 9:00-21:00 Sun 9:00-20:00
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Traffic information Haishan Bakery to Lin Yi He Tang Chinese Herb Store

Bicycle

Ride until the Jhonghua Road connects to Taiping Road and then take a turn to Taichang Street to arrive there.

Shuangxi Ferry Pier

AddressEnd of Changan Street, Gonghe Village, Shuangxi Village, New Taipei City
Tel 886-2-24931111
OpeningOpen all year round

Traffic information Lin Yi He Tang Chinese Herb Store to Shuangxi Ferry Pier

Walk

Walk to the end of Changan Street to arrive there.

Silo Cafe

AddressNo.13, Zhongzheng Rd., Shuangxi Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan
Tel 886-2-24932119
OpeningWeekend 10:00-19:00 Weekday 12:00-19:00 closed on Tue.
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Traffic information Shuangxi Ferry Pier to Silo Cafe

Bicycle

Go northeast and turn towards Taiping Road from Taichang Street and then connect to Jhongjheng Road to arrive there.

Return trip traffic information

Train

Take a ride on Taiwan Railways Tze-Chiang Limited Express / Fusing Semi Express / Local Train, get off at “Taipei Station.”