Odorhei region

Ocland (Oklánd)

The River Homorodu Mic crosses the border village in north-south direction on a 1.5 km length. Ocland was built on the left side of the river at 515-520 m altitude, along the no. 132 county road.

Unitarian Church

The church appears on the List of Historical Monuments of Harghita county (1992). The architectural monument surrounded by a 2.5 m high stone-wall is completed with a tower built in late Gothic style. The carvings of the old church can be found in their original or in a secondary arrangement here. The building of the mediaeval church probably took place at the end of the 13th century. The tower was built at the end of the Middle Ages and it stood separately until the 17th century when a gatehouse was built next to it. The original furnishing, the coffered ceiling and the lofts of the church have been preserved. Along the road leading from Ocland to Virghis (the former Salt Road) we can see the Narcissus Field and the Hagymás Castle on the left and the Kustaly Castle and Heveder Peak (808 m) on the right. Each touristic point can be approached by bus (5 km), then hiking along the signs.

A The Narcissus Field of Hagymás

The field is a nature conservation area lying in the south-western part of Harghita county, where we can witness the mass spreading of two plants (Narcissus stellaris Haw.and Trollius europeaus L.). There are several possibilities for walking tours to the Nagy Merke Peak (1,003 m), then to the Meresti Caves (15 km altogether), to the Rika Valley (to Attila's castle, Réka's grave) or to Virghis.

A The Hagymás Castle

The castle is situated on the territory of the "Narcissus Field" (at 680 m altitude) and it is registered among the archeological reservations of Harghita county. According to a theory, it used to be an earthwork and belonged to the Roman limes-line. There was a watchtower surrounded by a 1.5 m deep moat that assured the defence of the nearby Roman road.

The Kustaly-castle

The castle is also registered among the archeological reservation of Harghita county. The mediaeval ruins can be seen on Lapjas Peak at 786 m altitude. A 4 m deep moat belonged to the castle. The pottery findings indicate that it was probably built in the 11-12th century. The stones of the formerly high walls were used for road-building in 1900.