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Kam Tin Tree House

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 13 October 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The story is that this stone and brick house was abandoned during the Ch'ing Dynasty following an imperial edict on coastal evacuation. The house may have been a temple or a study hall. In any case, the owner never returned and the banyan tree next to it grew larger and larger finally enveloping it.

Kam Tin Tree House
Hong Kong

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

That could be one of the magic cave or a secret gate to the world. A magnificent sight.

13 Oct 2013 6:09am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The tree is fabulous. This is a magical place.

13 Oct 2013 6:35am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent capture 5*****

13 Oct 2013 7:06am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Impressiv ! and a superb photo .

13 Oct 2013 7:38am

Veronique from Tarbes, France

So this is the tree house ! stunning ! It makes me think at this part of my favorite cartoon :

13 Oct 2013 7:39am

helys from Paris, France

Amazing nature!
So impressive

13 Oct 2013 8:45am (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

WOW ! Great, great, great. Spectacular!

Nice one!

13 Oct 2013 8:56am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a voracious appetite Nature can be seen to have ! Wonderful image and story.

13 Oct 2013 9:08am

Sam from Chennai, India

wonderful view of a giant Banyan tree and the remains of the tree house. Excellent. :)

13 Oct 2013 10:16am

Gaffey Photography from Massachusetts, United States

Fantastic shot Steve! The light and clarity are brilliant and the subject is fascinating. Wonderful find.

13 Oct 2013 11:21am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Fascinating... never heard of this...

13 Oct 2013 12:18pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

A great caputure of the tree house. Wonderful find. It's an impressive sight that the abandoned house is almost covered with the tree. Have a nice Sunday. :)

13 Oct 2013 1:59pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture. It's a very magical place.

13 Oct 2013 2:57pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This is an amazing tree and enveloped house to see. The twisted wood is spectacular!

13 Oct 2013 3:12pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Amazing story and capture!!!

13 Oct 2013 4:52pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelles racines et iamge sueprbe cpatage le veines de la vie.
Belle soirée

13 Oct 2013 4:52pm

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

That's awesome!

13 Oct 2013 5:17pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A wonderful example of how nature seeks to reclaim its spaces ...a really impressive view !!! Excellent shot and very interesting history ...

13 Oct 2013 5:45pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Amazing view where the trees are invading the stones.

13 Oct 2013 6:11pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Your trip was worth it - this is an amazing "house" and a superb shot . And thanks for the note to go with it.
Kindest regards Monika

13 Oct 2013 7:44pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Awesome, know I am satisfied.

13 Oct 2013 9:47pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Marvelous, nature does not wait

13 Oct 2013 10:19pm

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

The Hobbit ! Did you go in ? Nice shot Steve !! Very interesting !

13 Oct 2013 11:16pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

my, my, my, what a tangle!!

13 Oct 2013 11:56pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Ah!! Finally the Tree House... Yes the tree has grown around an abandoned home...Beautiful frame Steve...and thank you for sharing!!! Fantastic image:)

14 Oct 2013 12:26am

jean pierre from paris, France

il s'est bien installé ce bel arbre!! amitiés

14 Oct 2013 2:12am

Abena from Illinois, United States

that looks really gnarly and beautiful! I'd love to hang out there. It's interesting the story behind it just as we know of China's long history....great image Steve!

14 Oct 2013 4:11am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Ahhhhh! Now I see!The trees that eat buildings! I find such shots FASCINATING!

14 Oct 2013 6:51am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressantes racines

14 Oct 2013 7:48am

franz from Baden, Austria

ah, here it is at last ... and what an impressive sight it is! reminds me of the photos i have seen of the temples of angkor !

14 Oct 2013 2:44pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

sure is a perfect demonstration of nature reclaiming it's space, great shot!

14 Oct 2013 3:12pm

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

This is like something from an Disney movie - I love it

14 Oct 2013 11:47pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great catch !

16 Oct 2013 4:57pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

How cool is this! Great image!

17 Oct 2013 6:39am