Shengsi, an archipelago of almost 400 islands at the mouth of China’s Yangtze River, holds a secret shrouded in time – an abandoned fishing village being reclaimed by nature. These photos by Jane Qing, a creative photographer based in Shanghai, take us into this lost village on the beautiful archipelago.
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 home to only 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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