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An Indonesian Village Has Painted Itself Rainbow

The colorful spot hopes to attract more tourists.

Are you feeling tired? Run down? Maybe a little gray around the temples, walls, and rooftops?

Aneka warna kehidupan menjadikan hidup ini lebih semarak 👨‍🎨🌈 #kampungpelangi #rainbowvillage

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You might want to take a leaf out of this town’s book. Kampung Pelangi, a small village in Randusari, Indonesia, recently painted itself rainbow, and is reaping the rewards.

Kampung pelangi..🌈

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As the Jakarta Post reports, the local council had been seeking ways to spruce up the area, and had some money—about $22,500—set aside. The community has already hued up hundreds of houses, striping shingled roofs and fenceposts, adding murals to the walls, hanging multicolored flags, and even dousing stairs with paint.

Junior high school principle Slamet Widodo, who came up with this particular idea, was inspired by other rainbow villages, including Kampung Warna-warni, about a hundred miles north, and Kampung Trini, about 20 miles east.

It’s paying off—the town now has a substantial Instagram presence, and tourism has increased. One wide-eyed visiting ninth grader promised to up the ante: “I’ll tell all my friends to come here,” she told the Post.

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