Shanghai, China

City of Shanghai
Brief Story



Pictures by: Father Tomas Del Valle-Reyes

Shanghai is China's most comprehensive industrial and commercial city, ranking No.1 in population and population density, and as a sea port, science and technology center, and business center. As a tourist city, it attracts travelers from both home and abroad by its commercial activity rather than scenic beauty.

Yuyuan Garden, a place of peace and comfort in the heart of bustling Shanghai, dates back to the fabled Ming Dynasty. Now a popular tourist destination, Yuyuan began as a private garden created by Pan Yunduan, who spent almost 20 years - and all of his savings - to build a garden in order to please his parents in their old age.