So this is the second part of the huge production site of Hangzhou Iron and Steel Industry: after I visited the steel plant, I went to the coking factory, which is just next to it. I am not a technical specialist, but a coking plant is a chemical plant which uses coal heated at very high temperatures as an intermediary part of the steel production process. The production in this factory got also stopped at the end of last year and it is important to hurry to visit it because it is already being torn down very quickly: too polluted for the new image of the city of Hangzhou.
The first part of the factory is quite well preserved.
But there were also entire parts that were already demolished.
And then, there were the areas of the big cuves with chemicals that still smelled very strong…
Finally, I visited the coal area, a very quiet place where you can relax and hear many birds singing in the trees (you can see them on the first picture below, they are the white dots in the trees): how rare in Hangzhou!
Then, on my way back, I saw an area with overgrown buildings, which will look even better in the summer.