27 Nov, 2013 in Kinmen Island
OuCuo & Pianopiano - Kinmen Island (13)

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 […]

23 Jul, 2013 in Kinmen Island
Yangzhaidong Kinmen Island Taiwan

Want to see more Fujianese style houses in the Taiwanese Kinmen Island? You got it. This is from the eastern part of the island near Bishan & Yangzhaidong  in Jinsha Township.   Really not much available in English on those area in the north-eastern part of the island, so I’ll just let …

16 Jul, 2013 in Kinmen Island
around kinmen 046

The old Fujian style architecture in the charming Kinmen island was a wonderful surprise. I expected a bit of history in terms of the war conflict between China and Taiwan held by the communists and the nationalists, but I wasn’t expecting authentic Chinese country-side feel with beautiful ancient houses that are still in use by […]

30 May, 2013 in Kinmen Island
Kinmen Folk Culture Village-002

Kinmen Island is a hidden jewel. Though I’ve lived in Taiwan and have visited since leaving numerous times there have always been parts of Taiwan that I’ve wanted to go and haven’t been to yet. Kinmen, Matsu and Penghu islands were on that list. Finally, after many years of yearning I was finally able to […]

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