Abandoned houses in Houtouwan, these days covered by a layer of green. Photo: AFP

Chinese ‘ghost village’ offers determined visitors a green encounter with the past

Former inhabitants of island community tell of a more prosperous past, before isolated location and decline of fishing left it abandoned and cloaked in foliage

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Abandoned houses in Houtouwan, these days covered by a layer of green. Photo: AFP
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