Visit Kampung Pelangi, Indonesia’s beautiful “Rainbow Village.”
Kampung Pelangi is a small village that has been transformed into a colorful destination thanks to a $22,000 investment project, attracting visitors from all over the world to come and take photos.
On May 15, the Central Java Community Center, located in the southern part of Semarang, Indonesia’s fifth-largest city, spent $22.467 dollars to re-decorate Kampung Pelangi and demolish the name “slums” under Boredpanda.
Slamet Widodo, the principal of a nearby high school, was the project’s promoter. He stated that the project’s fury was derived from three similar villages in Indonesia and that artworks were also used to beautify the project.
232 homes in Lampung Pelangi Village after the project has truly become a massive “artwork,” brightly colored like the rainbow.
Hendrar Prihadi, the mayor of Semarang, is the second project promoter. “The project has encouraged people to take positive actions to improve their living conditions,” he said.
Locals actively clean the river that runs through the village in addition to covering the mural houses.
Kampung Pelangi has suddenly become a popular tourist attraction, attracting not only domestic visitors but also international visitors from Korea, Taiwan, Hungary, and other countries.
Photos of the village with familiar scenes, such as street rainbow colors, began to circulate on Instagram, with the hashtag #kampungpelangi becoming increasingly popular.
As more tourists visit, the service of selling souvenirs and indigenous food appears in more places, bringing economic benefits to the local people.
Kampung Pelangi’s bright and colorful future is due to the power of the arts and the community.
Address: Unnamed Road, Bejalen, Ambarawa, Semarang, Jawa Tengah 50614, Indonesia
Opening hours: From 7 am to 5 pm