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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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Chenghung Miao in Shanghai

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... read more

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Zhuhai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The temple itself doesn't seem to be that interesting for Asians. It's a temple. It is weird that one have to pay for an entrance to a temple itself. I'm not sure whether because we are tourist that we are required to pay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an enclosed area of temples for worshiping. Interesting architecture and design. A good read of the writings on the wishing wall made me sympathetic. Outside the temple is a shopping area where you can find all kinds of local eats, arts and crafts and merchandise. It is a place one should go. Just beware of the crowd.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area is special to those of us whose parents lived and were educated here in shanghai in the 20 ane 30's. It is a shopping and concert area that is connected to the YU gardens and other fabulous garden. Now most of it is a shopping area with fish ponds and gardens and bridges. Very good place for photos.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Easy to find and surrounded by the market place. Worth a visit and only cost 30. It seems to always be busy with locals and tourists alike. Interesting to see but shame none of the descriptions in English.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Nice half hour stop on our family's two day Shanghai tour. Beautiful architecture and ponds (with turtles).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I was taken here by a local and had my first tea service in China, so take my review with a grain of salt. I was mesmerized by the sheer amount of people and the disposable history they have there. The tea house itself was older than my home country... I loved it. Get there early before the crowds!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Beautiful architectural ensemble with touches of local history, culture and religion. Very photogenic place

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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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