Seen enough of Haji Lane, Armenian Street and Hosier Lane? Why not check out this EXTREMELY CUTE Winnie The Pooh Village if you’re in Taiwan?
In Singapore, Haji Lane is one of our favourite neighbourhoods for aesthetic instagram pictures. In Penang, I have visited a place with similar concept – Armenian Street in Penang. If you are visiting Taiwan this holiday, stop by Winnie the Pooh Village for irresistibly cute photo spots! What’s so unique about the Taiwan murals here is that the design theme is centred around cartoon characters from the 90s.
Located in a neighborhood off Wenming Street (文明街) in Greater Tainan’s Siaying District (下營), A-Iann Color-Painting Village with Winnie the Pooh attracts many young tourists looking for instaworthy backdrops for their feed.
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WHERE DID THE IDEA COME FROM?
Chen Chien-yu’s (陳建佑) original intention was only to add some splash of colours to the exterior of his grandparents house. He gathered seven of his elementary school classmates and collected money to buy painting materials. Using their imagination and creativity, they started painting Winnie the Pooh on the exterior walls. Why Winnie the Pooh, you ask? Well it’s simply based off their childhood love for it!
Chen Hsien-chi (陳先基), the 83-year-old grandfather who lives at the house, claimed he was initially not supportive of his grandson painting “crude graffiti” on the exterior walls, but after seeing the first few creations, the grandfather and the 80-year-old grandmother praised the work.
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90S CARTOON CHARACTERS
Upon receiving praises, Chen Chien-yu (陳建佑) and his classmates ended up adding more elements to the walls of Siaying. Now this village is filled with unique wall murals, painted with colourful portraits of Winnie the Pooh, Rilakkuma, Kumamon Bear, Line’s Brown Bear.. they even have paintings of the Taoist religious deities!
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Ever since then, photographs of the mural are all over social media, where many people got to know about it and made special visits just to see the beautiful masterpiece.
Oh yes, entry to this village is completely free, so just grab your camera ready and have fun snapping away!
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Address: No. 29, Culture Street, Xiaying District, Tainan City, Taiwan
Opening hours: 24 hours
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