An Abandoned Fishing Village in Gouqi Island Slowly Taken Over by Nature Tauheed Ahmad June 12, 2015 Nature, Travel & Places 4 Comments 2580 Human beings are used to developing the natural world into settlements but here’s what happens when nature adapts to take it back. An abandoned fishing Gouqi Island belongs to a group of approximately 400 islands recognized as Shengsi Islands, and forms a part of the Zhoushan Archipelago. It is located outside of Hangzhou Bay, and it is the largest archipelago of China. The seaside village now lies empty since it was more economical for the fishermen to move and work on the mainland where they can catch easily be transported and sold. Thus, traditionally Zhoushan had been dependent on heavily on its main industry, which is fishing, given Zhoushan is the largest fishery in China. These days the secondary and tertiary industries have been developed, which Zhoushan’s economic base has been mostly varied? Ship building and repairing, shipping, light industry, tourism and service industry grow to be the major contributors of local economic output. Therefore, several fishing villages have nowadays become abandoned, and some of the best preserved villages are located in Gouqi Island. Moreover, with the magnificent lush greenery and plant creepers crawling all over the buildings and houses, it looks for the entire world like nature has reclaimed what was once part of the manmade world now it’s no longer required. The Shengsi Islands are a famous tourist destination, and have been described as a paradise for seafood lover; it is still an important fishery area that entices over 100,000 fishermen every winter. These beautiful photographs have taken by Jane Qing, a creative photographer based in Shanghai; take us into this lost village on the stunning archipelago. Source: Amusing Planet and Dailymail Shengsi island.jpg Related PostsThe Beauty of Kanas Lake, ChinaBay of Fires, in Tasmania, AustraliaRussian Photographer Uncovers Greenland’s Hidden GemsThe Stunning Beauty of Braided RiversThe Natural Bride of VirginiaThe Dolerite Columns of Coastal TasmaniaFrying Pan Lake: The Largest Hot Spring in the WorldThe Incredible Hydrothermal Fields of Ethiopia 4 Responses Saleena Richards June 14, 2015 Nature is extremely beautiful, would i go there to take some pictures. Log in to Reply Kanwal Sheikh June 16, 2015 Beautiful, wih i could go there Log in to Reply Lisa Dandruffy June 16, 2015 Mother Nature at its best. Log in to Reply Saima Bhatti June 16, 2015 Indeed this is so beautiful, because Nature power knows how to capture their soul. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.