31 Hauntingly Beautiful Abandoned Places That Will Steal Your Breath Away

Hair-raising and spookingly stunning abandoned places that are so beautiful that they’ll send chills down your spine. Get ready to experience a new kind of beauty, that will scare you and reassure you at the same time.

1. Houtouwan, Shengshan Island, China
Houtouwan—a former fishing village located about 87 miles southeast of Shanghai—has been uninhabited for several decades, but this is not your average ghost town. Instead of covered in dust and rubble, these buildings are almost entirely covered with creeping ivy and lush vegetation, creating a green landscape that is more spectacular than devastating. While most of the village's original residents moved inland in the early 1990s, a few people do still live on the island, selling water to curious tourists and photographers.