2020-09-04

The Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village, Houtouwan

The small fishing village of Houtouwan, which is located on one of the Chinese islands of the Shengshan, east of Shanghai, China. A remote village on one of the 400 archipelago of Shengsi. It was abandoned by the locals in the 1990s. Due to poor transport links and depletion of fish resources, residents were forced to find work in other cities, while leaving their coastal village at the whim of Mother Nature. The village was once home to over 2,000 fishermen, now home to less than a dozen people. 

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Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village


Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village


Today, Houtouwan the ghost village is only visited by tourists to see abandoned houses drowning in vines and other objects swallowed by wild vegetation. 

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Gougi Island, Houtouwan China

Houtouwan, Fishing village, Shengsi Island

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Abandoned Houses, Green Paradise

Abandoned Houses, Fish village


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Abandoned Chinese fishing village

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Houtouwan China

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Gouqi Island

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Shengsi Island

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Houtouwan

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Fish village

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Fishing village

2 comments:

  1. It will be interesting to see how long it takes nature to reclaim it's land. The vines will, eventually, undermine the mortar holding the stones in place. The walls will collapse and the entire town will be covered with growth. Nothing lasts forever.

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  2. If it had poor transport links, how did the town get established in the first place?

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