Taichung: A Moving Story behind Rainbow Village

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Taichung, an important city in Taiwan, has many tourism spots. Among them what’s most attracted to me is Rainbow Village.

After defeated in the civil war, Kuomintang army fled to Taiwan. The ROC government kept preparing for revenge against Communist Party so that they seldom considered to improve the soldiers lives.

As the revenge possibility become less, the soldiers turned to be old man. They live lonely in Taiwan, but most of them have family in the mainland. They miss their family but they can’t go home. The veteran live in a kind of district called JUANCUN(眷村). The government supplied temporal housing for veteran.

The veteran become old and died. The village becomes smaller and smaller as developer ruined Juancun to build modern apartment. Grandpa Huang took the painting brush to be against unfair.

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The graffiti are interesting and fun. The story about Grandpa Huang is a concentration of 50 years history between both sides of Taiwan Strait. If you go to Taichung, visit there and listen to the lonely old man.

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