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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  • Had become the YuYuan garden and another, separate admission fee of course. 10 had become a Taoist temple in the Chinese wind and the original payment and purchase tickets for entering the grounds. No statues, statue of Chinese God was enshrined. Was entering the many tourists, believers inspired the local pilgrims stood out.
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  • 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 sea...  more »
  • 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 ...  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.