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Rainbow military housing

Posted Date:2016/07/13 20k


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

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  2. 236 Couples
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  • astg90

    Trip Type:


    Interesting afternoon

    Traveler rating:4 2019-02

    The village is a cluster of very old style dwellings for economically weaker people. The beauty lies in the fact that simple murals in their vibrancy bring so much joy to everybody who visits. Highly...
  • SGCouple

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    Happy place!

    Traveler rating:4 2019-02

    Mr Huang, the painter sat quietly observing the boisterous Chinese New Year crowd today. The old guy painted this place (his home all these years) all by himself, and managed to keep it from being...
  • shaaazl

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Great visit for artsy remembrance in Taichung

    Traveler rating:4 2019-01

    Highly recommended when in Taichung. Knowing the background story of this village is a humbling experience. The painter himself, Mr. Huang, was there during our visit and he gave me a souvenir...
  • stevekyne

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Okay, do it if you have absolutely nothing else to do

    Traveler rating:3 2019-01

    Oh dear. I do not wish to take a single plaudit away from the creator of the Rainbow Village. I salute him, and what he did - or rather what he is still doing - to preserve this set of buildings...
  • BhutanSunshine

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    visit to rinbow village

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    it is an very history site, with an hard work of and man to keep his home from the foreign invader, it was an colourful village and meaningful.

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