Houtouwan

Houtouwan

Houtouwan (Chinese: 后头湾; pinyin: Hòutouwān) is an abandoned fishing village on the northern side of Shengshan Island (Chinese: 嵊山岛; pinyin: Shèngshān dǎo), one of the Shengsi Islands, a chain of 400 islands located 40 miles east of Shanghai, China.

The village was once home to more than 2,000 fishermen among other residents, but was abandoned in the early 1990s. Today the village is only home to a handful of people, yet is a popular tourist attraction. Reasons for the near total abandonment of the village include problems with education and food delivery. Since its abandonment, greenery has overtaken what was once a bustling village.

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