Zhejiang ancient village straight out of a fairytale
This photo taken on September 13 shows a newly discovered ancient village in Cangnan county, Zhejiang province. Green vines and creepers have grown on the deserted houses, resembling the world depicted in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". [Photo by Wu Shuibin/Asianewsphoto]
According to local officials, the village is situated halfway up a mountain and has a history of over 270 years. Its villagers started migrating out of the place since the 1980s until the village became completely deserted in 1992. People are rarely seen coming to the village now.
Now, local authorities are trying to reestablish and develop the village.