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

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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. Take a look at our Shanghai trip builder app to schedule your visit to Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We visited here for a few hours. It is in the old town area and the architecture is great. It is lined with shops and restaurants selling all sorts of souvenirs. We were told that prices were fixed bu...  more »
  • Just arrived in Shanghai we visited this area. I felt almost transported into another world so I was charmed and amazed. As tourists nevertheless!
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  • There's a lot of souvenirs sold here. The famous shanghai xiao long bao can also be found here. There's a lot of street food too. Do try out all the street food as we loved them all!  more »
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