Abandoned Village in China Overtaken by Nature

At the mouth of the Yangtze River you will find the Shengsi Archipelago; comprised of 394 islands, each with an area more than 500 sqm and just 18 of which are inhabitable.  The subtropical region boasts beautiful reefs, beaches and cliffs for visiting tourists and the area is also a notable fishery that attracts over 100,000 fishers every winter.

Because of this seasonality, an old fishing village on the island of Shengshan was abandoned when it became more economical for the fishers to live and work mainland where fresh catches could be more easily transported and sold. The abandoned coastal village now stands as a relic and nature has slowly overtaken the buildings and roads.

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Photograph by Jane Qing

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