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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

Temple is located in the Yuyuan Old Street, a popular and crowded area. Temple entrance ticket is 10rmb. Temple complex is relatively small compared to other temple in China. Besides the main temple, there are a few halls with statues where some Chinese were offering...More

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple inside the crowded market is really peaceful & serene once you get into the main entrance after buying an entrance ticket.The temple complex is vast with different sections & a pvt area on the first floor,restricted to visitors.Worth a visit to understand the...More

Thank Deepak_01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been to the place (Chenghuang Miao) several times in the past. It was always crowded with tourists. There were many shops selling souvenirs and food stuff. The streets were narrow and it was quite easy to get lost for first-time visitors. To avoid...More

Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was packed with people. Lots of shops and food in the area. Prepare to be bumped into by fellow tourists. The only spot that you can get a breath of fresh air is inside the pay area of Yuyuan garden. Definitely worth a...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the more widely-known temples in China. Believed to be very effective in answering prayers. Glimpse of Taoist religion and deities.

Thank Ms_1226
Reviewed 17 May 2017

If you expect quietude from a temple, forget it. NEar Yuyuan and the Old City, it is part of bustling tourist complex, but well worth a visit. A very lively taoist temple, and City God seems to enjoy the commerce surrounding him.

Thank Hans_Staden
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This area was very popular and it was actually busier than Yu Garden itself. Many parts of this section were beautiful.

Thank madmanprod2015
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Make sure you read what each room represents. It was amazing how many different wants and/or needs are represented. Very spiritual place. Ticket booth is just before entry doors on the right. 20 CNY

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

If you are in this area, best go in as it only takes 10-20 minutes and it is quite authentic still (munks are actually praying there).

Thank Jos B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a fascinating Temple in the same area as Yuyuan Gardens and offers a little peace amongst the busy old shopping streets around it.As with all Shanghai attractions it is cheap to enter (100 RNB) and you are given incense sticks to burn .There...More

Thank Steve 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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