Due to tides raised by photos of green fairyland and uninhabited village, visitors came in flocks to the Houtouwan in Shengsi County. However, there are still some people living in Houtouwan until now, the 62 aged Sun Ayue is one of them, he lived in Houtouwan since he was born.
In the 1950's, the now vine covered Houtouwan was richest fishing place in Shengshan Town, thanks to abundant fishery resources. It had three villages in that time, Chengzi Village, Zhongxin Village and Dongfang Village.
Because of poor transport facilities and the growing number of fishing fleet, most of people moved out of Houtouwan in the 1990's. Sun witnessed Houtouwan prosperity and decline.
Sun’s only son died young in an accident, and his wife has passed way for some years, now he live alone in a two-floor house. Relied on money offered by local government, his life can be basically ensured.
Now every day, Sun takes a walk with his radio in village, silently watching strangers’ arrivals and departures.