In December 2010 The former Taichung City and Taichung County merged to form a greater municipality making it the third biggest city in Taiwan after New Taipei City and Kaohsiung.

Pop: 2,719,835 (Dec 2014)
Area: 2,214.8968 km2

Right: Gaomei Wetlands, Taichung


Gaomei Wetlands

Below: Taichung Rainbow Village

Taichung Rainbow Village

Taichung's Rainbow Village is largely the work of WWII veteran Huang Yung-fu a.k.a. Grandpa Rainbow. The buildings were former veterans' residences scheduled for destruction until locals protested.

Huang, despite having no formal training took it upon himself to decorate the buildings with bright colors. Local students posted pictures online which went viral and now the rainbow village is a popular local attraction.