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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. 160 Average
  4. 288 Very Good
  5. 173 Excellent

Trip Type

  1. 11 Business
  2. 143 Couples
  3. 74 Solo travel
  4. 187 Family
  5. 161 Friends getaway
  • nandao l

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Overhyped tourist attraction

    3 2017-04

    We took google search's advise and took a bus to the nearby station. After that we walked about 10mins to reach the "rainbow village". The so called "village" is actually just a few houses (one or...

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    Fun Painted Village

    4 2017-04

    This is a fun stop to see the painted village walls and pathways. This village was painted by a gentleman who was part of the military as part of an effort to avoid the destruction of his...
  • jormae c

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    Small colorful place but not well maintained. Went for the hype.

    3 2017-04

    If you need a 5minute appreciation of art, you may visit this place. For: tourists with kids who can play in the park right across the small house and for young ones who want some Instagram worthy...
  • Matthew M

    Trip Type:


    Take some photos

    4 2017-04

    A bit of fun. A collection of hand painted murals. Tome top take a few fun photograph. Takes 15 minutes from the centre of town.
  • Thomas O

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    Culture Village

    5 2016-05

    Really interesting to look at and amazing to see this mans handwork in painting the houses. One of our first outings. I just wish there was a bevarage stall and a bit more explination in english on...

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