It's this year's internet travel sensation and it has become a surprise hit with tourists; this small Indonesian village has attracted hordes of visitors after making painting it full of rainbow colours.

The Wonosari village in Semarang is in Central Java but has been making headlines all over the world. Now nicknamed the 'rainbow village', the houses all belong to low-income families who decided they wanted to give the gloomy walls a colourful makeover.

The government helped fund the transformation and it's given the local economy a big boost with plenty of visitors coming to take snaps for social media. There are plans to extend the social project to all the houses in the village.

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