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Rainbow military housing

Posted Date:2016/07/13 24k


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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  • Bus stop

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Traveler rating:4 1257 comments Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 24 Terrible
  2. 29 Poor
  3. 267 Average
  4. 580 Very Good
  5. 357 Excellent

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  1. 16 Business
  2. 265 Couples
  3. 157 Solo travel
  4. 344 Family
  5. 313 Friends getaway
  • e_moshun

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Far but worth it

    Traveler rating:5 2019-12

    rainbow village is worth the day trip out of Taipei to see this cute little village and one man's attempt to save his home. Also can buy souvenirs here to help support the village.
  • Jose M

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    Quirky & Cool

    Traveler rating:5 2019-12

    Was not sure what to expect but pleasantly surprised by the small collection of colorful buildings. Backstory was intriguing and led to our curiosity. Glad we visited as the contrast of Rainbow...
  • MervynSkidmore

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    Eh what? That's it?

    Traveler rating:2 2019-12

    The story is nice therefore the 2 star review. Everything else, just no. There are a few small painted buildings, plenty of places to buy tat, and that's it. 10 minutes is loads of time here and not...
  • ricsonic

    Trip Type:


    Taiwan takes care of their Heritage

    Traveler rating:5 2019-12

    A retired military veteran had the idea to paint the whole village to save it from modernization. Notice the whole area is undergoing construction of high rise buildings. It is a good initiative to...
  • Roll_D_Dynzz

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    Interesting Back story but not so Impreasive attraction

    Traveler rating:3 2019-11

    If you're visiting Taichung you might as well drop by Raibow Village. It is free anyway. I wasnt so impressed with the attraction as it is basically a bunch of old houses with art. Any city can make...

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