Oucuo is a traditional settlement of the Ouyang family, who came from Quanzhou during the Ming Dynasty over 400 years ago. The village was originally intended to defend the island from the sea invaders to the southern China coast. I arrived in Ou Cuo at sunset after a long day of riding a motorcycle around Kinmen Island. By then, I’ve already visited quite a few local villages with the gorgeous Fujianese Chinese house architecture, but Ou Cuo has a few guest houses that offer you to actually stay in one.

 

 

OuCuo & Piano Piano : Kinmen Island

 

Just before night set in, I was able to get a few captures of the local village…

 

OuCuo & Piano Piano : Kinmen Island

OuCuo & Piano Piano : Kinmen Island

OuCuo & Piano Piano : Kinmen Island

OuCuo & Piano Piano : Kinmen Island

OuCuo & Piano Piano : Kinmen Island

OuCuo & Piano Piano : Kinmen Island

 

And apparently, I wasn’t the only one impressed with the atmosphere…

 

OuCuo & Piano Piano : Kinmen Island

 

You might be wondering what it would feel like to stay in one of those old village houses. I went in to Piano Piano the have a look…

 

 

OuCuo & Piano Piano : Kinmen Island

OuCuo & Piano Piano : Kinmen Island

OuCuo & Piano Piano : Kinmen Island

 

As you can see, it’s absolutely charming. Definitely an experience, and much nice and more affordable than the nearby Jincheng City.

 

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If you can, try and plan to stay here overnight.



Tags: bed and breakfast; fujian style architecture; home stay; Kinmen Island; ou cuo; piano piano; traditional house; village houses;


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