Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao), Shanghai

(3.8/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
A famous Taoist shrine protecting the city through ancient Chinese folk religion, Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao) draws locals and tourists alike. Enter the grandiose 10,000 sq m (107,639 sq ft) hall, light some incense, and admire colorful sculptures of three city gods revered among Shanghai residents. Built in 1403, the temple has many well-preserved architectural layers and a tumultuous past, offering a tranquil retreat from the surrounding shopping district. A red lantern-covered inner facade and two gardens provide a scenic stroll as you watch devotees come for their prayers. Work out when and for how long to visit Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao) and other Shanghai attractions using our handy Shanghai tour planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • 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.  more »
  • Nice temple in downtown Shanghai, to visit different sales. Admission fees. Temple often frequented.
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  • 每次去城隍,都要吃個綠波廊點心,走下九曲橋,到湖心亭喝個茶,曬個太陽,過個舒舒服服的中式下午茶。 茶有很多种,就連上海不多見的鳳凰單從,他傢都有。就是價格麽不便宜。  more »
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  • Great temple in the middle of the old town. It is a Taoism temple with 10 rmb entrance fees. I visited other Buddhist temples in Shanghai and they were more impressive
  • Super crowded and touristy. More like a disneyworld than an ancient site.
  • Beautiful temple but crowded
  • Nice place to visit and walk around. There are many locals that come here as well to pay their respects.
  • The buildings look like traditional Chinese buildings, however, they are all new. I think it is not a temple, but a shipping center. There are much more shops than Buddhist building.