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Shanghai Baiyun Taoist Temple

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Address: No.239 Dajing Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
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07:55 - 16:04
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This is a pretty good temple to visit to get a good overview of Taoism. It is a Celestial Masters sect temple and has some interesting imagery. Well worth the 5 yuan entry fee... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2015
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 May 2015

This is a pretty good temple to visit to get a good overview of Taoism. It is a Celestial Masters sect temple and has some interesting imagery. Well worth the 5 yuan entry fee. The main hall with the Jade Emperor statue is particularly impressive.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

This temple is situated in a fun area--close to typical shikumen neighborhood, a comfortable walk from Dontai Lu antique market and the bird and insect market. Not too unlike other temples, but the best part of this one is that there are no other tourists around. I went on a weekday and we were the only non-worshippers. If in the... More 

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Old Town
Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the streets that serve as the border to the old city. An aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan (which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists every day, but wandering the streets around the complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.
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