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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 2 weeks ago

Right next to the Yu Garden is the City God Temple, built during the Ming dynasty and elevating the status of the old city of Shanghai to a municipality status. Pretty popular place especially when the entire area has become pedestrianized. Gets busy though, with...More

Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This landmark is beautiful with lots of fish and historic buildings. It is less crowded if you go in the morning.

Thank Jen A
Reviewed 31 December 2017

The Old Shanghai - the real Shanghai in Shanghai. Amazing old buildings . Place is worth to see and take picture that`s for sure, but the crowd over there is not acceptable.

Thank Anna-Maria U
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit. Very central within the busy bazaar. Different atmosphere than other temples as it is in the centre of the bazaar but feels quite historical. Several sections to see. Quite a lot smaller though than other temples.

Thank PaulaHM
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Step back in time and imaging life in Shanghei 600 years ago. Peace, respite from the crazy hubbub just feet away on the street. Inside beauty of paintings, sculptures of the gods. (Ornate inside, Ready to address the world again.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao) offers a very serene experience. Only thing is that it might get crowded.

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 7 December 2017

There are a temple for city god, a Chinese garden, a tea house and a lot of shops and restaurants. Very interesting place to visit if you don't mind of crowd.

Thank HorseHorseTigerTiger
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

A wide selection of local Shanghainese food located in the middle of the old ancient Chinese styled buildings. The crowd could be insane during the day and never cross the stone bridge as we were stuck there for a long time. A great place to...More

Thank Jolene08
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We found this charming little Temple while exploring the side streets. Not as crowded as the more popular temples with a magic All it's own.

Thank Led1917
Reviewed 28 November 2017

I thin most prople go to the larger temples, but this one, being smaller was less crowded, less touristy and very beautiful. We arrived when the residents were doing their daily prayers.singing and it was magical.

Thank Belinda F
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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