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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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All reviews xiao long bao shopping area steamed buns yuyuan garden old world charm lots of shops chinese architecture local food tea house gods taoist incense blessings statues altar tourists bargain
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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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.

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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.

Thank robnkim
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

Thank SSBATC
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.

Thank Dr H
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.

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.

Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Place must visit when you are 1 time to visit SHANGHAI. You will find all the Shanghai food and items at there. Very nice view.

Thank WilliamLow8
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Purposely went to this place coz I was told the food was delicious (mainly the xiao long bao which was being highly recommended!) tried it and realized it wasn’t that nice. Also tried another popular item called the tang bao (soup bun) and was also...More

Thank Lovebells
Reviewed June 13, 2018

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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(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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