[ 2009-11-21 ] Oucuo No. 57
[ 2009-11-21 ] Oucuo Comb-style Layout
[ 2009-11-21 ] Oucuo Reflective Wall
[ 2009-11-21 ] Oucuo Fundation Stone
[ 2009-11-21 ] Oucuo Wall Specs
[ 2009-11-21 ] Oucuo Pond
[ 2009-11-21 ] Oucuo Civilian Housing
Located in southwestern part of Kinmen with its east side facing the sea, Jintang Mountain stands on northeast of Oucuo Village, and Ou mountain fortress was once established during Ming Dynasty. This village was renamed as Oucuofan in Qing Dynasty, and is adjacent to Sihhu and Siaosimen to the north and massif Shanjiding to the west, and hillock Rihcianshan to the south. With its geographical situation facing mountains and situated near the sea, pools of wells are interlaced alternatively in Oucuo. In terms of geographical location, the elders of the village call the Feng Shui (Chinese geomancy) of this settlement as the layout of “Lion head and dragon tail cave,” to be corresponded with Jintang Mountain in the northeast, Shanjiding in the west, and hillock Cianshan in the south. The irrigation system of Kuchih and Houdatang supports the local agricultural development.

The street lying across the center of the village as the boundary passes divides the village to upper and lower communities. Lord Zongguo and Lord Zongmao, the grandsons of the founding ancestor, were sons of the second male branch of the Ouyang clan. The descendants of Lord Zongmao prospered and inhabited in the south of the village, with the house to be called as Siasiang (Siashe or lower community), i.e. lower second male branch of the clan; while Lord Zongguo was settled in the north of the village to live with the first branch, second and fourth male branches of the clan, known as Dingsiang (Shangshe or upper community), i.e, upper second male branch of the clan.

The west facing Shangshe village has a cluster of completely preserved traditional houses, ancestral shrine, Ai Hua Elementary School, Ouyang Jhongyuan Western-style House, and Erluo Mansion, with the village facing west, and there are many defense gates to define the public spaces and fields; the descendants of lower second male branch of the clan have settled in Siashe where is home to the southwest facing battlefields, Houda Pond, dry farmland and Wusian Temple, and the cluster of orderly-arrayed building featuring one stage mansion with four side rooms has embodied the characteristics of the gridiron layout of clan branch

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