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A Real World Fairy Tale: The Green Fantasy Islands of China (Photos)

Village on one of the Shengsi Islands covered by green ivy. (Image: Tencent.com)
Village on one of the Shengsi Islands covered by green ivy. (Image: Tencent.com)

Speaking of a deserted village, most people might relate this to words like scary, bleak, aging, silent, creepy… In fact, it also can be lovely and vivifying, like this green village on one of China’s Shengsi Islands, part of the Zhoushan Archepelego.

Houses were fully covered by green ivy.

Houses that are fully covered by green ivy. (Image: Tencent.com)

The Shengsi Islands are located southeast of the Yangtze Delta. They consist over 400 islands at the intersection of the Qiantang River and the Yangtze River.

The Shengsi Islands are also called the ‘the fairy mountains in the sea.’

Ivy island. (Image: Tencent.com)

Emerald island. (Image: Tencent.com)

The villages on the Shengsi Islands were established by fishermen. On these islands, some of the villages gradually became deserted, as villagers moved to the inland. The uninhabited houses got eroded by nature bit by bit, covered with flourishing ivy. Now, this village has become a plant kingdom. A photographer by the name of Jane visited the island and took these photos of the cute green houses in the village.

Cute house covered by ivy. (Image: Tencent.com)

Cute house covered by ivy. (Image: Tencent.com)

Green village. (Image: Tencent.com)

Green village. (Image: Tencent.com)

Green village. (Image: Tencent.com)

Green village. (Image: Tencent.com)

Green and fluffy. (Image: Tencent.com)

Green and fluffy. (Image: Tencent.com)

Stone path. (Image: Tencent.com)

Stone path. (Image: Tencent.com)

Time is silent. (Image: Tencent.com)

Time is silent. (Image: Tencent.com)

Green village. (Image: Tencent.com)

Green village. (Image: Tencent.com)

Green village. (Image: Tencent.com)

Green balcony. (Image: Tencent.com)

Green wall. (Image: Tencent.com)

Ivy wall. (Image: Tencent.com)

Green village. (Image: Tencent.com)

Green pathway. (Image: Tencent.com)

Green village. (Image: Tencent.com)

Green village. (Image: Tencent.com)

Green fantasy. (Image: Weibo.com)

Green fantasy. (Image: Weibo.com)

Green fantasy. (Image: Weibo.com)

Green fantasy. (Image: Weibo.com)

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