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Rainbow military housing

Posted Date:2016/07/13 23k


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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  • Charlotte z

    Trip Type:

    Very interesting and worth a visit

    Traveler rating:4 2019-10

    Smaller than originally thought , but considering that all the painting was done by one retired ex-serviceman, it's an amazing achievement. Originally designed to house dependant of ex-servicement it...
  • SongJ333

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Colourful village

    Traveler rating:4 2019-10

    This place is very colourful. And it is painted by an old folk called "rainbow grandfather". This place is one of the famous tourist attraction spot.
  • heidibn2016

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Beautiful Art Village

    Traveler rating:4 2019-09

    Re-visit this beautiful art village after 3 years and found more beautiful art was draw by the old and friendly uncle. Will revisit again next year.
  • daisy111hk

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Colourful , but small

    Traveler rating:3 2019-05

    The village is very colourful, full of paintings, which are nice to be pictured. However, they all look very alike and the place is quite small. You may finish visiting in 15 minutes.

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Love the little village

    Traveler rating:5 2019-08

    This is one of the must visit place in Taichung , lovely grandpa who painted the whole place and drew nice drawings for tourist to bring home as a token of souvenir. If you guys are heading to...

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