The Planet

Watch as Nature Slowly Reclaims an Abandoned Chinese Village 

by Heather Dockray

June 9, 2015
Photo via Behance

In the past few decades, China has grown to become one of the largest industrialized nations in the world. While many Americans might now associate China with the highly urbanized and hyper-crowded cities of Shanghai and Beijing, it wasn’t too long ago that China was home to thousands of tiny rural villages. Many of these villages are now being abandoned, so Chinese photographer Tang Yuhong decided to take action—by taking pictures.

Yuhong traveled out to Shengsi, an archipelago of hundreds of islands located at the mouth of the Yangtze river. There, on Goqui island, he found a stunning and vacant fishing village, slowly being consumed by nature. His pictures are far too green and far too verdant to be slandered as “ruin porn.” They’re totally stunning, brilliantly framed, and presented on this page and here for your absolute drooling pleasure.  

Photo via Behance
Photo via Behance

 

 

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Watch as Nature Slowly Reclaims an Abandoned Chinese Village