Rainbow Village Taichung is located in Nantun District a few kilometers West direction in Taichung City. Rainbow Village is a military colony that was about to demolish for the government. Grandpa started painting the walls and houses of the village to have them preserved.
Students and people started to come to visit Rainbow Village and this is how it become so popular. Nowdays thousand of tourist visit daily this small village and it’s one of the most instagrammable places in Taiwan.
BEST TIME TO VISIT TAICHUNG
Taichung is located in North Taiwan so the weather is really nice it can be cold in January and February. In Taichung and the weather it’s not so hot like Tainan and Kaohsiung. The best time to visit Taichung is from November to April when the weather is dry and not so hot the temperature.
November to April: The weather is dry and temperature is not so hot. The coldest months are January and February. May to October: The weather is so hot and it’s rainy season. The typhoon season is starting from July to September when is the most rainy season in Taiwan.
ATMS AND CASH IN TAIWAN
There are few ATMs in the airport that they don’t charge commission. There are a couple of places to exchange money in the airport. Outside the airport it can be difficult to exchange money in Taiwan. You will be able to do it only in banks. The exchange rate $1 USD= 30 TWD.
Rainbow Village Travel Guide
How to get to Rainbow Village Taichung
How to get to Rainbow Village Taichung by Bus
There are two buses going to Rainbow Village number 27 and 56. The bus 56 stops exactly in the entrance of the village. If you take the bus 27 as we did going there. You have to walk crossing by the University. It will take only 10 minutes to get there. Later on the way back you can take Bus 56 to go back to Taichung City Center.
If you are coming from High Speed Rail Station you can take the bus 617 to get there. The bus will stop in the entrance of the village.
The bus will take 40 minutes to get there from city center depending on the traffic. And it costs 20-25 TWD.
How to get to Rainbow Village Taichung by Taxi
If you want to get to Rainbow Village by taxi. It will take 25-30 minutes to get there from city center. It will cost you around 300 TWD.
There are also tours going to Rainbow Village and other destinations in Taichung City. Click here to get a discount booking activities with Klook in Taichung City!
The place is really small and you can go early morning until is getting dark for visiting Rainbow Village. You can visit Rainbow Village in 10 minutes. We stayed 30-40 minutes even taking pictures and having a drink in the town. There is no entrance fee. And Rainbow Village supports itself with donations and selling souvenirs, drinks and food from their shops.
It’s a great place to go for a quick visit while staying in Taichung City. But I guess it’s so long ride more than two hours to visit if you are coming from Taipei.
BUYING EASY CARD
We have to say that for us was the best way to travel around Kaohsiung since you just put load and you can use in MRT, buses and even going to places like Fo Guang Shang Memorial which is outside the center. You can also use it in Taipei. Plus you can use for buying in 7 Eleven and convenience stores in the country. So i’s pretty convenient.
You can purchase in convenience stores in Kaohsiung. Also available in the airport you will pay 100 TWD which is $3 USD non refundable. It’s comfortable and every time that you use your Easy Card you get 15% discounts in your MRT and bus trips. You can recharge in convenience stores or in MRT Stations. You can use that money to buy in convenience stores in Taiwan. It’s great since there are Family Mart 7 Eleven all over Kaohsiung and Taiwan. Click here to get unlimited MRT Pass!
WHERE TO STAY IN TAICHUNG CITY
We stayed at La Vida in Taichung City. It’s close to Fengjia night market and close to the bus terminal coming from Tainan and Taipei. The location is so convenient! You can also get a bus going to Rainbow Village and Taichung city center just a few meters walking distance from La Vida Hotel.
About La Vida Hotel in Taichung City was the perfect place to stay for us. You can enjoy high speed connection and coffee and snacks 24 hours. It was perfect for catching up with work. Plus a green area for relaxing with your coffee and snacks too. We loved it our bathtub with TV, how modern was everything in the room in a minimalist atmosphere.
The breakfast was great with Chinese and Western options. The staff was super friendly and facilities were great that’s why is ranking as one of the highest in Booking.com in Taichung City.
For accommodation, you can find accommodation prices starting from $20-30 USD depending on how much you want to stretch your budget. Until luxury hotels in Taichung that can cost $100-300 USD for a room if you wish more comfort when visiting Taichung. Click here to get the best deals via Booking and Agoda.
You can also try AirBnB in Taichung with prices starting from $20 USD. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!
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