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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


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

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  • Bus stop

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  2. 186 Couples
  3. 99 Solo travel
  4. 228 Family
  5. 217 Friends getaway
  • Toffee12

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    Didnt find it worthwhile

    1 2017-12

    Small area with a few houses painted. I didnt find it photo-worthy and certainly think it is quite a waste of time.
  • nemesisvv

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    A good place for art and photography

    3 2017-12

    The background of this place is that this used to be the military family village, but now converted to a color small display of fantastic arts. This is a great place for photography and memory.
  • SLE811

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    3 2017-12

    Another Taichung landmark. A place to stop by for 15min, take picture and go. Do take time to understand the story of the person who drew the house.
  • Alex B

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    3 2017-12

    Looks like a small school yard with a painted walls. Nice to see but nothing special. Quite far from the city center.
  • Jimzu

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    Family visit

    5 2017-12

    Small place to visit.... colorful house.. it's something like a traditional house .... less than 30 min required to completed walking and taking photo... sell nice tea egg also... recommend for a...

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