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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 3 days ago

This is a small place to visit, very close to Yu Garden if you want to visit another attraction in the meantime, there are bigger temples, but if you are in the area, it is worth visiting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AJKihn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After strolling through the winding streets of the old town you find yourself at the door of this temple. For a small fee you can enter to look around and it’s worth it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 112annetteh
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are just going to visit one temple in Shanghai then this is probably a good one to visit. It is very typical of any town temple to the gods and spirits. I wouldn't recommend visiting on New Year's Day though...the crowds around it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ropentastones
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can find many better and bigger temple in Chiba but this temple is in yu garden and near old town you can take beautiful photos and video Ticket was 10 RMB it should be free

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank habib_ilean
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Chinese temple is quite photogenic and offers a first hand experience observing the many visitors offering prayers and incense to the various dieties. You will surely take a good number of photos during your visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RickFLL
Reviewed February 6, 2019

If you would like to visit anyone of the temples in Shanghai, ChengHuang Temple might be a good choice. It is located at the same area of Yu Yuan Garden and Nanshi Old Town so you could cram as many check-in on your social media...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank aurfei
Reviewed January 2, 2019

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
Thank anarchius
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