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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 yesterday

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 yesterday

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

Thank DW75NW
Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is situated in the Old City, so it is always bustling and full of people - it pays to get their early. It's an interesting complex, with a number of lavish halls and altars celebrating all number of gods and important people. Worth...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the place, so many shops and things to do. Lots to eat. The food court was quite pricey though, and most food/drinks are pricey. But much variety of things to buy. Love to stop by the place to get your name carved on a...More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area it´s full of (super) Chinese style buildings, where you can find restaurants (Chinese and Western), little and big shops, beautiful gardens and lots and lots of tourists tho! But the view is definitely worth it, the lakes, stunning landscapes and history.

Thank Carla-Marcella
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was advised by few friends that this is 1 of the must visit place in Shanghai. So I visited but I was turned away. I was there less than 2 hours. I don't think they maintained the original of the historical building but turned...More

Thank Caren L
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This is typically a place for tourists and tours or for locals to buy cheap home decoration products and sundries. It is a kind of fleas market. Is often crowded. The only real attraction is Yuyuan and the Tea house in the middle of the...More

Thank Victor H
Reviewed 25 July 2017 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
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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