The buzzing port city Shanghai offered not only traders a save heaven and opportunity to grow but also missionaries took advantage of this open place for goods and believes. Many nations, cultures, believes and views came together and tried to find their spot.
North of Suzhou Creek many American missionaries founded the “American Settlement” with churches, schools and social institutions. Americans, Germans, Japanese and Chinese lived cramped together on
swampy ground and many canals all over. Still, there are many of those old buildings hidden in this area. Still and again, there is lots of faith and believe around. Some former churches have been turned into a residential place or a night club but still these places are meeting places and social hubs. This is what makes this place unique and worth to visit!