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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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+86 21 6328 4494
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I lived first 16 years of my life in Shanghai, grewing up my mother used to take me there to buy all kinds triditional Shanghai sweets and snacks. quite frankly I dont always like the snacks, but those beautiful triditional buildings always seemed very mysterious...More

Thank shtarker2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very nice temple. Bigger than we expected but very beautifully made. Just opposite Yu garden. Good place to visit if you have 1-2 hours.

Thank rahxar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely relaxing sight to see gardens and walkways interesting lots of people as usual but not over bearing loved the history of this place

Thank Ernie2107
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a great place with old architecture in modern city like shanghai.It is even fun see it during rainy day.The only problem is there is no english tour guide or headphone to describe the pace maybe because it is holly place.It is better to...More

Thank Shervin1359
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wonderful attraction is in the middle of a traditional Chinese commercial district with teahouses, restaurants and shops,

Thank aging2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

strange combination of religious and superstitious temple. Many interesting models of Gods and even a Mrs. God.

Thank 801Julia365
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Temple is located in the Yuyuan Old Street, a popular and crowded area. Temple entrance ticket is 10rmb. Temple complex is relatively small compared to other temple in China. Besides the main temple, there are a few halls with statues where some Chinese were offering...More

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The temple inside the crowded market is really peaceful & serene once you get into the main entrance after buying an entrance ticket.The temple complex is vast with different sections & a pvt area on the first floor,restricted to visitors.Worth a visit to understand the...More

Thank Deepak_01
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I had been to the place (Chenghuang Miao) several times in the past. It was always crowded with tourists. There were many shops selling souvenirs and food stuff. The streets were narrow and it was quite easy to get lost for first-time visitors. To avoid...More

Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

The place was packed with people. Lots of shops and food in the area. Prepare to be bumped into by fellow tourists. The only spot that you can get a breath of fresh air is inside the pay area of Yuyuan garden. Definitely worth a...More

Thank Sarah W
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
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