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Rainbow military housing

Posted Date:2016/07/13 16k


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

How to Get There



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  3. 222 Average
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  1. 13 Business
  2. 202 Couples
  3. 106 Solo travel
  4. 256 Family
  5. 231 Friends getaway
  • Katie B

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    Colorful Site

    5 2017-09

    While this definitely feels like a tourist attraction and can be crowded in places, the art on the buildings is delightful, and the artist's story is quite interesting. He is often onsite and...
  • Eyogurt

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    Small place with small playground

    3 2018-02

    Small place with beautiful painting. Good quick stop for the kids the run around at the playground and toilet break. Good for first timer, but unlikely to come back again.
  • Selvi A

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    A vibrant visitor spot

    4 2018-01

    We managed to go there after going to sun moon lake. There is a direct bus from HSR. We asked for directions on how to walk there. It is a very colorful house fully painted. Although we there at...
  • XinYi0711

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    One time will do

    4 2018-02

    I think it is a like a must to visit when you are taichung but one time will suffice. It was really colourful and impressed by the painter who is an old man , the imagination he has and how he...
  • Adele K

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    So pretty

    5 2018-02

    It was even better than what we saw in pictures. Getting there via Uber was a breeze! And taxi was also in abundance. As there are many tourist around, it is advisable to try to avoid the crowd by...

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