When the Chinese Nationalist Party first came to Taiwan in the late 1940s, many military villages were erected to house the soldiers and their family. Guangfu was one of the few to remain and today has been turned into an esoteric collection of shops, cafes and studios. It’s important to note that this restoration of the village is only a few years old so the site is still a work in progress. Han Ping road bisects the village in two with several artisan studios and coffee shops clustered along it. Elsewhere abandoned military homes are still in fair condition and offer an insight into time long past. Just across Zhong Zheng road you can find more houses closed off to the public but free to roam between. Around 400 cats inhabit the village and many can be found sunning themselves in the side streets not yet taken over by wandering tourists.