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Rainbow military housing

Posted Date:2016/07/13 16k


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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  1. 13 Business
  2. 203 Couples
  3. 108 Solo travel
  4. 259 Family
  5. 234 Friends getaway
  • Jayne Glezelle D

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    Colorful and artistic

    4 2018-02

    Great for taking photos in here. Yet theres not too much to do aside from that and only a small village but are really colorful.
  • vcym12345

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    Nice and beautiful place

    4 2018-03

    A nice and beautiful place for photo taking. Staff over there are friendly. Good place to visit for family with children.
  • Scrumpchie

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    Friends getaway

    Small painted row of houses.

    3 2018-03

    Our first stop on the 2nd day trip outside taipei was this place they call rainbow village. Don’t get me wrong, I loved what they’ve done with the area. I’m sure before the colorful facelift the...
  • vernon91

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Old Man with a Young Heart

    5 2018-03

    It is started from a young men that wanted to become an artist but joined the army. When he retired from the army, he started to paint on the walls around his village. His drawing is colorful and...
  • wilwan2016

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    Colourful historical village

    4 2018-03

    According to my driver in Taichung, the village has a history of decades and got preserved by the Taiwanese government. It was used to be a residential site. The facade is colourful with some...

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