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. 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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  • The temple inside the crowded market is really peaceful & serene once you get into the main entrance after buying an entrance ticket.The temple complex is vast with different sections & a pvt area on ...  more »
  • I had been to the place (Chenghuang Miao) several times in the past. It was always crowded with tourists. There were many shops selling souvenirs and food stuff. The streets were narrow and it was qui...  more »
  • The place was packed with people. Lots of shops and food in the area. Prepare to be bumped into by fellow tourists. The only spot that you can get a breath of fresh air is inside the pay area of Yuyua...  more »