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    Taimao 5th Vil., Nantun Dist., Taichung City 408, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Rainbow Military Dependents’ Village is a vibrant community adorned with colorful artworks, all of which are the creation of a 100-year-old man known as Rainbow Grandpa. Since 2008, Rainbow Grandpa has been painting the village, starting with his own house and gradually expanding his art to cover the entire neighborhood. His paintings feature a diverse range of subjects, from aircraft and pandas to birds and anything else that catches his eye in the newspapers.

Each wall is adorned with creative and unique designs, and visitors to the village can even enjoy the lively atmosphere created by a street performer known as the ""Iron Man"" who sings and entertains the crowd. The village offers ample parking nearby, convenient access to public transportation, and a recommended visit duration of 20-30 minutes.

Rainbow Village was initially slated for demolition as part of a government program to replace military dependent’s villages throughout Taiwan. However, the surge in artistic and tourist interest prompted the government to preserve the village. The outpouring of support, including thousands of petitions and heartfelt messages from residents, led to the decision to save the village. Today, Rainbow Village stands as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Taichung.

If you have the opportunity, we encourage you to visit Rainbow Village and support Rainbow Grandpa and the ""Iron Man"" in their efforts to bring joy and creativity to this unique community.


  • Begin your day here on our best-selling Taichung Purple Lavender tour. Our friendly guides might even be willing to translate some conversations with the local residents for you!
  • People still live in this village. Please try not to disturb the residents too early in the morning or after sunset.
  • Entry to the village is free, but you are welcome to donate some money to Mr. Huang.

Taichung - Purple Lavender

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