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A dream landscape between the tides

Fishing boats sailing off Zhujiang village in the Shajiang township of Xiapu county on Monday.

Known as the most charming fishing village of China, Xiapu is located in the north-east of China's Fujian province.

A small region along China's south-eastern coast, Xiapu nevertheless has the largest mudflat in the country, encompassing more than 400km of coastline.

Along its "tiger-striped" beaches, bamboo structures and poles, buoys and fishing vessels provide human counterpoints to the area's natural beauty.

Xiapu's rustic elegance has made it popular with photographers looking to capture the dream-like shapes formed by the endless bamboo structures that stretch into the distance, reflected in the shallow waters of the mudflat.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 30, 2016, with the headline 'A dream landscape between the tides'. Print Edition | Subscribe