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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 4 days ago

I have no words about Chenghung Miao. Truthfully, all of my senses heightened and blurred, simultaneously, once I set foot inside. Whether it was the euphoria of being in Shanghai or a particular vibe within the temple walls, the mood cannot be described. The majestic...More

Thank AlevtinaS2
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice place, but if you have the chance to visit most of other great temples in Shanghai, you can miss this one. Still, if you are around the old town and want to enjoy some relaxing atmosphere, this place can be good, especially after...More

Thank Michele A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with friends to learn more about the city dieties. Was a wonderful experience. We lit incense and placed it in the communal burning area were devotees left their bundles as well.

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao) - Really loved the pleasant vibes here... Will visit again.

Thank Angad P
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Although the temples around town are not as old as the ones in other parts of the country, the history is just as interesting. Beautiful colors, structures, and architecture abound. We went in the fall so the natural colors were enhanced by the foliage. It...More

Thank Briank5555
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Great Temple with all the various Emperors. Interesting experience, that one should go for. It is quite big, so if you want to look around you could easily spend an hour there.

Thank Krasina M
Reviewed 21 September 2017

After being overwhelmed by the stalls of the shopping area, one comes upon this architectural gem! Well worth the time for return visits.

Thank James J
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Definitely visit this if you have not been to a true Chinese temple. This gives you a very good feel for what it is like. The price is about as low as you can get. You will not need a long time to see most...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

It's only RMB10 to visit the temple complex and there is a lot to see, but if you are here at the weekends or high tourist season, you will be swamped by visitors, mainly because of it's location. There are other, more interesting temples in...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 15 September 2017

A business trip to Shanghai afforded an opportunity to visit local icons and this is one of them. This is a beautiful place with classic buildings, based on Dao (the Way) and includes important aspects to Shanghai (hence the name "Temple of the Town God"...More

Thank JackSpratandwife
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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