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Rainbow military housing

Posted Date:2016/07/13 18k


The rainbow military housing is in Nantun, Taichung. One of the retired soldiers paints on the wall with paints. However, the housing is facing problem of dismantling for the government’s city plan. There are over 3 thousands of people supporting the rainbow military housing in only 2 days. The retired soldiers started to paint since September, 2008. He paints his dream out on the wall and brings a new life to the military housing. As a result, many people call him Grandpa Rainbow. The spot attracts many people on weekends. The city government declared that the painting is worth to preserve and they will modify their city plan.
Rainbow military housingRainbow military housing


Ln. 56, Chun’an Rd., Nantun Dist., Taichung City

Service Facilities

  • Bus stop

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  2. 23 Poor
  3. 232 Average
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  5. 271 Excellent

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  1. 13 Business
  2. 210 Couples
  3. 120 Solo travel
  4. 282 Family
  5. 252 Friends getaway
  • Fred_Muga

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    Joyful and original

    4 2018-07

    The place is very original and of course propitious to make good photos. The colorful walls and grounds bring us back to our childhood and bring some happy feeling. It's a little bit remote but it...
  • MidcoVincent

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    A small village covered with colorful and quirky drawings

    4 2017-12

    The Rainbow Village was an inspiring story about how a person could make a change with creativity. The small village was covered with colorful drawings by the Rainbow Grandpa. The drawings were...
  • Ivy00017

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    Fun place to visit with kids

    4 2018-06

    It’s basically a very small village with arts and very colorful houses.. great place for a short visit.it took us less than half hour to walked the whole place
  • rain498

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    Friends getaway

    Short stop at Rainbow Village enroute to Sun Moon Lake

    4 2018-05

    To avoid the crowds, we went there before 930am. It is very near Taichung city, about half hour drive from the hotel. The village is smaller than expected but colourful nonetheless. One would take...
  • jentwl

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    What’s the story behind these colorful paintings?

    5 2018-04

    As small as it may be, this little village is indeed proof of creativity and passion... a 93 years old lovely known Grandpa Rainbow is the patron behind it! Salute!

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