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Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao)

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Address: No.1 Yicheng Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
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Every Chinese city once had its Temple of the Town God, the central shrine...

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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This is really a nice place to visit & I believe its mostly crowded. There are statue of lots of Gods & gives a feel of being in China. To get a better understanding of what... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a nice place to visit & I believe its mostly crowded. There are statue of lots of Gods & gives a feel of being in China. To get a better understanding of what & why, prefer to go along with someone who know about Chinese Gods. Overall its a nice experience & must visit place if you... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometime, this temple Min era, occupied the entire territory of the modern market, and kept the statue of the god - patron of the city. Now it remained only a small temple. But he was perfectly restored. And it is, in my opinion, be sure to visit. This is a fine example of temple architecture.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you see this one , average , nothing more than elsewhere....what can we add special ?? sorry not to enthousiactic

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are there to worship and meditate, forget it. However, if you are there to get a glimpse of an authentic temple then you’ve found the right place. It will probably be better to go with a tour guide since everything is in Chinese. That way, you’ll get a deeper understanding of the uniqueness. However, if you are an... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are at Yu Gardens anywah, this is a 2 minute walk and a real cool local temple. Named for a beloved administrator of Shanghai who became a god at death so he continue to watch over the city. I think it is Daoist, not Buddhist and the last time I went there the admission ticket included a few... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's people everywhere and all the big authentic chinese restaurants are located in here. You can buy souvenirs , snacks and everything sorted here. Need to pay 30 for visiting YU Yuen but to be honest I think it's a bit pricey.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wandered into this temple prior to heading into Old Town after a long walk over from the Bund through some local neighborhoods. It was interesting and glad we stopped in. Beautiful and interesting displays - particularly one god with hands coming out of his eyes. I'd recommend it if you're going to Old Town, and it wasn't very crowded.

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Zhuhai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao) is a very famous scenic spot in Shanghai, which is also a extremely inviting place always crowded because of full of people I went there with my aunt in the summer holiday, the weather is so hot, people are easy to get tired and exhausted under this circumstance, as a result, I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

It was a whole new experience for my father and I to visit such temple. Took nice pics there. It is near Yu Yuan gardens so you can visit it and then go to that temple. Take care not to lose your way as the place is usually crowded and you can get lost there. Also it is cheap to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

recommend going there if you are less familiar with the Taoist belief. It's different then the Buddhist temple (green jade I've been) and actually completes the picture about the overall religion in this part of the world.

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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 complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.
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