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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was again a very impressive Temple complex , but the peace and serenity is a little bit lost by the hustle and bustle from the surrounding market and even by it's own stores in the complex. The buildings are beautiful but it was very...More

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 7 November 2017

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 30 October 2017

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
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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