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Abandoned Chinese village Hutuwan

About 50 years ago, life in the Chinese village of Hutuwan, located in the east of the country on one of the islands of the Shengshan archipelago, was thriving: about 2,000 fishermen lived here with their families, and there was a large port from where the caught fish was sent to the mainland. However, in the 1990s, the port declined, and soon the island was deserted. Only a few dozen residents remained, with nowhere to go.

Almost 20 years have passed, and the village of Hutuwan is now completely under the control of nature. Ivy and other plants have covered all buildings, which now look out at the world with black gaps of window frames. This eerie yet attractive place has become a tourist attraction in recent years, attracting not only visitors from China but also citizens of the country.