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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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worth stopping by if you're in the area

nice temple complex that's difficult to find from inside the shopping area. We visited in november and found the experience very peaceful and relaxing. I imagine it's a little... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Shanghai people usually calls Yu Garden (Cheng Huang Miao). This is the oldest area in Shanghai and Cheng Huang Miao is in our heart since we were kids.

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Mpls MN
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple can be found in the midset of shopping. A must see for a zen moment amongst the business around you while traveling in the busy town.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

it's worth to visit when you're in Shanghai so you can feel the Chinese culture.It's a Taoist temple.Feeling different when you're here.

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Thank nenycute
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

You can spend hours walking around, become one with the people around you, have a moment to admire how the Chinese engage with others. This is China, culture, Religion, heritage. Colorful place to relax and for pictures

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Had a great time here wondering around the temples and gardens. Lots of tourist from all around the world and well worht spending a coupe of hours here.

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

nice temple complex that's difficult to find from inside the shopping area. We visited in november and found the experience very peaceful and relaxing. I imagine it's a little different in tourist season.

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is a Taoist temple, a place I come for prayers and blessings everytime I am in Shanghai. The ChengHuanYe is the guardian of the town. Not a tourist spot for me but may be it will be for you. The temple was very big during ancient times but lost its importance as time flies. Many chinese do not believe... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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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Sint Maarten, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

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

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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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