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June 8, 2018

Tour a Chinese 'ghost village' reclaimed by nature

By SAM McNEIL and FU TING
Associated Press

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Only 5 of the 3,000 residents remain in what some call a "ghost village" that draws visitors down perilous footpaths winding past structures worn down by roots, rain, vines and wind.

HOUTOUWAN, China — Blanketed with greenery, the ghost town is perched atop cliffs looking west into sea mists obscuring the horizon. Abandoned homes ravaged by weather and creeping vines stand silent but for the surf, the whine of mosquitos, and birdsong.


 
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