Taichung is the third most populous city in Taiwan and has a wide variety of attractions, being home to the famed Feng Chia night market, and a base tourists often use to explore the nearby Nantou attractions such as Sun Moon Lake and Cingjing Farm. One of it's lesser known attractions, Rainbow Village, is a quirky place worth a visit.

How to go: Most convenient way is to book a taxi to take you there directly, or drive. The Full address in chinese is: 台中市南屯區春安路56巷(位於春安國小及嶺東科大附近). The village is located near a primary school (Chun An primary) and university (嶺東科技大學春安). Map here.

Review: The village was originally an ordinary village. How rainbow village came about was due to the handiwork of Huang Yung-fu, an 86-year-old war veteran originally from Hong Kong. The village used to house a community created for Nationalist soldiers in the 1940-50s. Huang, using his creativity, painted the village with plants, animals, TV personalities, cows and birds. Huang originally painted the village as a past-time, but the village paintings were discovered by undergraduates of the naerby Lingtung university and soon it became an attraction in it's own right.


The village compounds are rather small and can be easily explored on foot and done within 15 minutes. Spend some chatting with the friendly villagers (mostly elderly) and buy a postcard or t-shirt to support them. 

There has been word that the local government has plans to redevelop the area and to vacate the village, but there have not been any recent developments. Go visit the village while you still can.