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Rainbow military housing

Posted Date:2016/07/13 19k


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


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

Service Facilities

  • Bus stop

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  3. 235 Average
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  1. 13 Business
  2. 221 Couples
  3. 130 Solo travel
  4. 294 Family
  5. 267 Friends getaway
  • Victor N

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    Nice cultural village with interesting history

    4 2018-11

    The village is painted in bright colours that makes it hard to miss. It has a interesting history to it and it’s a great spot for photos too.
  • jeaneleanorc

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    Quaint little village with beautiful quirky murals

    4 2018-11

    Take the perfect IG shots here. Adorable memorabilia available for sale. You can also make a donation to aid the 90+ year old grandpa’s painting hobby in beautifying the place and even request for a...
  • Shimin W

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    Friends getaway

    Joyful visit

    4 2018-10

    The colors there brighten up your day instantly and perfect for anyone who loves taking photos! Not exactly in the best convenient location but taking a day tour makes it better!
  • minhtrangvu1010

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    Creatve and colorful village

    5 2018-10

    it takes around 45 mins from Taichung city central. A very nice colorful old village of Taichung and it is my must-go place when in taichung. small and very crowded. Great place to take a lot of photo
  • Doris K

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    Nice story behind this colourful 'village'

    4 2018-10

    Nice little 'village' with a nice story behind. The village was painted by an old grandfather who wanted to save it from being torn down. He painted the whole place at night, when nobody disturbed...

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