On the East Coast of China nestled in the mouth of the Yangtze River, sits an ancient little fishing village that has been reclaimed by the wondrous nature that surrounds it. Long, dense vines of ivy have crept into the streets, alleys, and the walls of the buildings, creating this stunning display of the power of nature.
The Houtou Wan Village was gradually deserted half a century ago when the small bay was no longer a viable fishing source for the increasing number of fishing boats.
Interestingly, hundreds of these old abandoned villages are found all throughout China
For various reasons such as a depletion of resources, urbanization, shifts in industry, etc, many old Chinese settlements are turned to ghost towns.
These villages are still a home to a small handful of elderly people that have refused to leave these wonderful places that they were raised in and are occasionally even visited by tourists.
It would definitely be awesome to see this “green” village in person!
Photo Credits: Jane Qing, Xie Yixuan, 晴天下微笑的绿蓑衣, sccai6069
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