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Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao)

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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...more
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No.1 Yicheng Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very beautiful temple with lots of statues and nice decoration. It follows the generic architecture and layout of every other similar temple, but it manages to feel unique and more pleasant IMHO.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SpirosKphotography
Reviewed December 1, 2018

This is a historic city temple with many statues of Gods. However, there isn't much to see and do here. The entry fees isn't much, and you can have a quick visit to see the various Gods.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chaitanya A
Reviewed November 25, 2018

It costs 10 yuan to get into this temple and it is worth taking a look. There are a lot of rooms to see with statues (gods) and it is very popular with local people. A lot of people (including young people) worship there and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

The temple is situated right next to the Yu Garden, accessible from the same subway exit. It is a beautiful architecturale example of what you would imaging in a "typical" period architecture in a modern Chinese city. The place is visited by locals and tourists...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Scenic location, some shopping, but not the best choice if you have young children with you. Too crowded.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

the temple of the town god is a remarkable old building,, and the area around it is also amazing. the only negative was the massive crowds of people trying to see it on the weekend. dont go on a weekend.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

The Temple of the Town God is surrounded by the reconstructed shops and restaurants of the traditional market. You'll find plenty of Gold Jewellery Shops and those selling tourist souvenirs. It's a place to mingle with the locals and get the feel of the city's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

very nice and splendid place to visit.. it takes at least half a day...wish you all have a great time there.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Right smack at the old quarter. It takes a lot of twist and turns if your coming from other parts of the quarter, especially the tea house. A bit smoky due to jos sticks but its a nice temple to visit on the list.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank NinoLeeZhongPing
Reviewed July 5, 2018

At night the various old-style buildings are decorated with lights and is great for photos. There are many restaurants and shops. I like to try the different local dishes. Recently the lake with the 9-Bends Bridge were under renovation.

Date of experience: June 2018
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