Into the 'rainbow village' - Indonesia hamlet becomes tourist sensation

Into the 'rainbow village' - Indonesia hamlet becomes tourist sensation

The overall has vastly improved the area

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A regular village in Indonesia has become a major tourist attraction after a makeover turned all of its buildings the colour of the rainbow. 

The neighbourhood of Wonosari used to be a low-income area of the city of Semarang, but the residents decided to change the way the area looked. 

They lobbied the local authority and several other companies to carry out the project to turn their area rainbow-coloured. 

The local river, formerly polluted, was cleaned up and measures were installed to keep the area clean.

The overhaul cost a rough total of $200,000 (over £150,000), but appears to have paid off, for the neighbourhood had become an internet sensation. 

The hamlet on the island of Java has now attracted global attention, helped by a spread of pictures across social networks like Instagram and Facebook. 

It has since drawn a series of foreign and domestic tourists.