This Must Be One of the Most Stubborn Nail Houses in China

An uninhabited nail house in Nanning. (image: 163.com)
An uninhabited nail house in Nanning. (image: 163.com)

If you ever visit the city of Nanning in Guangxi Province, you may be able to see this extraordinary sight. It shows what sometimes happens when Chinese people stand up to the authorities.

Known as a nail house, this old uninhabited dwelling is located in a recently developed part of the Xianhu Economic Development Zone.

It’s standing there all alone, right in the middle of the street, with the new paving of the road stopped near its edges.

On one of its walls, there are two large Chinese characters saying ‘chai’ which means to demolish.

The house is in bad shape, and is all that’s left of a village that was relocated in the late 1990s because the owner refused to sell to the developers, according to 163.com.

(Image: 163.com)

A delapidated dwelling that was once part of a village. (Image: 163.com)

(Image: 163.com)

The road paving stops on either side. (Image: 163.com)

(Image: 163.com)

People walk and drive around the house in the middle of the road. (Image: 163.com)

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