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Rainbow military housing

Posted Date:2021/08/13 26k


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

Service Facilities

  • Bus stop

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Traveler rating:4 1283 comments Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 24 Terrible
  2. 31 Poor
  3. 271 Average
  4. 592 Very Good
  5. 364 Excellent

Trip Type

  1. 17 Business
  2. 266 Couples
  3. 158 Solo travel
  4. 345 Family
  5. 314 Friends getaway
  • HetanxiS

    Trip Type:

    Amazing Experience!

    Traveler rating:5 2020-01

    Taiwan in itself a beautiful country! It is colorful and the people around are also nice and helpful. We did not find communication that difficult as people did speak English. But yes, there were...
  • 298manits

    Trip Type:

    Early morning visit

    Traveler rating:4 2020-01

    I have read several article about his place and its inspiring history, then decide to visit. If you stay in Taichung, this would be a 4 stars rating, I spent around 20 minutes to look around a...
  • e_moshun

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Far but worth it

    Traveler rating:5 2019-12

    rainbow village is worth the day trip out of Taipei to see this cute little village and one man's attempt to save his home. Also can buy souvenirs here to help support the village.
  • Jose M

    Trip Type:


    Quirky & Cool

    Traveler rating:5 2019-12

    Was not sure what to expect but pleasantly surprised by the small collection of colorful buildings. Backstory was intriguing and led to our curiosity. Glad we visited as the contrast of Rainbow...
  • MervynSkidmore

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    Eh what? That's it?

    Traveler rating:2 2019-12

    The story is nice therefore the 2 star review. Everything else, just no. There are a few small painted buildings, plenty of places to buy tat, and that's it. 10 minutes is loads of time here and not...

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