On the East Coast of China nestled in the mouth of the Yangtze River, sits an ancient and long forgotten little fishing village that has been reclaimed by the wondrous nature that surrounds it.
Dense vines of ivy have inched their way into the streets, walls of the buildings and alleyways, helping to create this majestic display of the shear power of nature.
This is the Houtou Wan Village, which over time gradually become deserted about a half a century ago when the town was no longer a viable fishing source for the ever growing number of fishing boats in the area.
Throughout China, there are hundreds of the ancient abandoned villages that dot the vast land. Whether it be from shifts in industry, depletion of resources, urbanization, etc, many older Chinese settlements have been turned into ghost towns.