Whilst over 1 billion individuals call China home, the Shengsi Islands located near the start of the Yangtze River are completely unpopulated. That hasn’t always been the case though, the archipelago of just under 400 islands was a popular fishing village due to its location. But as the years rolled by, locals and townsfolk moved closer to cities in search of better pay and as a result the community itself slowly dwindled away.
In the years since, Mother Nature has stepped in and began to reclaim the abandoned village as her own. Cobblestone lane ways and brick homes have become overrun by vibrant leafy greens and lush vegetation. The animals have returned too, with unique species of bird, odd bugs and healthy fish reestablishing their breeding grounds free from the chaos and pollution of industry…
Intrepid traveller Tang Yuhong decided to take the time to explore Shengsi unaccompanied, photographing it’s new found beauty and wonder free from human intervention. This is his remarkable photographic tale.
Wow.. just WOW! Would you like to visit it one day?