Rainbow military housing



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


Taichung CityNantun Dist.Ln. 56, Chun’an Rd.

Service Facilities

  • Bus stop

How to Get There


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Traveler rating

  1. 14 Terrible
  2. 15 Poor
  3. 150 Average
  4. 270 Very Good
  5. 156 Excellent

Trip Type

  1. 9 Business
  2. 133 Couples
  3. 69 Solo travel
  4. 176 Family
  5. 147 Friends getaway
  • Jiaqian Wendy X

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    Photo friendly place filled with tourist

    3 2016-12

    A small area made up of 2 to 3 small "huts" that are painted in eye catching colors and characters. Appreciate the creativity and tenacity of the very old painter who was there to sell some wares...
  • Daesi

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    Friends getaway

    Surprising & colourful!

    5 2016-04

    We dropped by here because it came highly recommended by our driver who said that "if you do not come to this place, you have not been to Taichung". And we did not regret it and this was probably our...
  • Sarah T

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    colorful painting

    5 2016-10

    The paintings on the walls are very colorful and inspiring. It shows the inner thoughts of the painter, Grandpa Rainbow. I think that he must be very open-minded and kind which may be the reason why...
  • Linh T

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    Worth the visit!

    4 2017-02

    The village is beautiful with painting all over the walls, good for taking pictures. Heard from other people it's a hideous bus ride from Taichung Train Station though. We personally got lost looking...
  • andiesws

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    Just 20 minutes is enough.

    3 2017-01

    It's just a spot good for a photo session. The drawings on the walls of the house itself is drawn by the Rainbow Ye Ye, but the paintings on the outside of the playground seems different from the...

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