China’s Abandoned Fishing Village Is Now Wrapped In Nature’s Love

Nature has a habit of salvaging abandoned places. One such place, a fishing village––Houtouwan, China has been deserted for over 2 decades now that all its buildings have caved into nature. Scroll down to see what the village looks like.

Houtowan is one of the Shengsi Islands, a chain of 400 islands located 40 miles east of Shanghai, China.

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This village has been shunned for more than 20 years.


Once a bustling village, Houtouwan was gradually deserted when the small bay could no longer fit in the increasing number of fishing boats.

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Deserted village
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Chinese village

photo credit: Jane Qing

Today this hauntingly beautiful fishing village is now a tourist attraction and home to only a handful of elderly residents who refuse to leave their birthplace.

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