Houtou Wan is a small village located on the island of Gouqi. It is one of the 394 islands called Shengsi Islands which is the largest in China’s Zhoushan Island chain
Simply 50 years ago, Houtou Wan was a successful fishing village, a vibrant mall that was slowly deserted by its homeowners, due to the angling sector’s situation after the growth of industries. Large watercrafts have actually become also large to go into the small marina so all the residents have actually been forced to relocate elsewhere.
Houtou Wan today is covered with plant life a lot so that most of the residences have actually been completely ingested by nature, wrapped in soft, climbing up plants that have actually covered wall surfaces, roofings, staircases, doors, and also every mess up left standing. The spectacle to site visitors is that of an enchanted and melancholic landscape which in some way offers a suggestion of the development of time.
Some of these residences are still residence to inhabitants such as older fishermen who, despite the problems do not wish to leave their birthplace and have actually decided to invest their ins 2015 in peacefulness.