Rainbow Village – Art That Saved Entire Village from Destruction

A 96-years-old former soldier is the man behind these colorful paintings. Everything was done by the elderly hand of Huang Yung-Fu. The ‘Rainbow Grampa’ as the tourists named the beloved Yung-Fu was facing demolition of his entire home and everything he held dear. Nantun District, Taichung, was populated long ago with 1,200 homes for former soldiers granted by government. But the dark time came and the developers bought most of the land, while almost everyone moved away from the village leaving it with only 11 houses. The government was about to demolish the entire village until the Rainbow Grampa painted a miracle. His father taught him how to draw when he was 3-years-old and that was all. 93 years later Yung-Fu starts painting a bird inside of his home and continues his work outside, resulting in art that is the savior of the village. Tourists all around the world are coming to see Yung-Fu and his Rainbow Village and they all adore the 96-year-old artist. It takes a lot of time to maintain the village painted but the protector will paint even if he’s 100.

Welcome to Rainbow Village saved by the hand of just one man

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Meet 96-years-old Huang Yng-Fu from Nantun District, Taichung


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He’s a former soldier and government was about to demolish his beloved village

So he painted entire village and created a tourist attraction

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All he knew about painting was what his father taught him when he was just 3-years-old

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