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Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao)

No.1 Yicheng Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
+86 21 6328 4494
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Every Chinese city once had its Temple of the Town God, the central shrine for Daoist worship. Shànghai's version dates from 1403 when local official Qín Yùbó, who had been posthumously designated as Shànghai's patron town god by the Míng Dynasty Hóngwu emperor (A.D. 1328-98), was finally honored with his own temple, though it didn't take on its present name until 1929.
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No.1 Yicheng Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I liked the temple a lot. It is a good mix of historic, hence a large number of tourists, and people coming there to pray. There are many shrines to different gods, such as the god of literature. I am not sure, but I think...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This temple historically became the temple of the towns god in 1403 , during the Ming Dynasty. This God was s symbol for wealth and richness. Many years it was used as a commercial area and after the revolution was transformed to a Taoist center...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much of the original temple area was given back to the people and transformed into the busy shopping area that it is today. There are many different type of shops for souvenirs as well as different types of food. There is a beautiful garden area...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

OMG! Way too many people on weekends. Very touristy and especially the street food plaza where you can buy and try all the varieties. The quality is very poor. It's mostly targeting 1st timers.

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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

We visited here for a few hours. It is in the old town area and the architecture is great. It is lined with shops and restaurants selling all sorts of souvenirs. We were told that prices were fixed but some of our Asian travellers were...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

There's a lot of souvenirs sold here. The famous shanghai xiao long bao can also be found here. There's a lot of street food too. Do try out all the street food as we loved them all!

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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Amazing place to bargain and find some typical souvenirs from China. The places expect you to bargain so if you can come with locals it will be much easier! It was very crowded (Sunday) so better watch out for wallets and bags while there!

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Small but "crowded", this temple's popularity may be largely due to its close proximity to the popular Yu Garden (which I personally didn't find too impressive for its cramped environment inside on the garden grounds). And this is not a "Buddha temple" since the main...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Recommended.This place has City of God Temple Shanghai. Lovely ancient Chinese architecture. An array of choices to eat local/Shanghainese food as well as shops selling gifts and souvenirs. It was a wonderful experience to visit the Yu Gardens during the Chinese New Year !!

Thank Rajkumar D
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Really crowded. I think that's the downside of it. You have beautiful buildings and very nice lake with gardens attached. If you go to Shanghai this will be the place where you'll find history, tradition, and (if you bargain) great shopping.

Thank Celso S
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