A Green Chinese Ghost Town

The term “ghost town” usually brings to mind a dusty, barren set of structures devoid of any life, but one abandoned village in China is quite the opposite. Located 40 miles outside of Shanghai, a former Chinese fishing village on Shengshan Island has become enveloped by local vegetation, transforming the empty town in a naturally beautiful way. Lush, leafy vines have found their way across nearly every exposed surface, returning the buildings’ white and brown bricks to the deep green of the surrounding hillside.