1. Houtong Cat Village, Taiwan
The cats of Houtong in Taiwan aren’t merely neighbours to the human population. The whole village has gone absolutely cat-mad, down to the architecture: the bridge that links its shopping district to the train station has cat-friendly platforms to make their lives easier. You’ll find the animals chilling under souvenir stands (which play sounds of meowing instead of music) and in – you guessed it – cat-themed restaurants.