From the old houses of veterans who were at risk of being wiped out, the 97-year-old Taiwanese man became a “rainbow village”, becoming a tourist attraction here.
Colorful walls with colorful patterns make the rainbow village in Taichung, central Taiwan, become a tourist attraction with locals and international visitors. Few people know that before, this place used to be an old house of veterans, once at risk of being wiped out.
The Rainbow Village (Caihongcun) was once a temporary residence of soldiers from the 40s and 50s of the last century. After that, they chose this place as a settlement. Gradually, the number of people moved to other places more, only 11 households stayed in the old residential area. At that time, Mr. Huang Yung Fu, a veteran, came up with the idea of making the village more fresh to encourage the spirit of people to stay.
With the help of the villagers, Mr. Huang painted the walls of the village modeled on many famous works. They composed everywhere, from the roof, the fence to the road, filled with the colorful colors of the rainbow.
The rescue plan was successful when the village was not wiped out. Rainbow paintings have “saved” this place. Some people started to enjoy and then take photos and share on social networks, making the rainbow village more famous.
A group of students acted by calling for cultural protection organizations. Mr. Huang’s village today welcomes thousands of visitors to visit, bringing a stable income to the people.