Eco-friendly isn’t it? This village in China is totally covered in vegetation
- Aug 1, 2015, 11:18:00 AM IST
International Desk: Houtouwan, a small village on tiny Shengshan island, east of Shanghai, China, is one of its kind with plants grown on all houses.
Abandoned by villagers long back, it used to be home to more than 2,000 fishermen and there were over 500 houses. In the early 1990s, locals started leaving this remotely located village due to issues like lack of education and food delivery and in search of a better life away from the island.
Time stood still and nature started reclaiming what is hers. Vegetation climbs walls, breaks through doors and windows covering all in green. Narrow paths become even narrower and more dangerous to commute. Some parts of the village are permanently inaccessible, adding to the mystical feel.
Now just a handful of people still live here and the place is a tourist destination where a lot of them armed with zillions of megapixels cameras come. They try to capture the place through their lens in an effort to make their vacation memorable.
Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj recently paid a visit to Houtouwan and taken some awesome photos. Have a look:
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