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

Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • I went there around June 2019, big crowds there. Heard that their Yue Lao (God of Love) is quite famous. I tried to make a wish like: Hope I can find a suitable guy in my life. The amazing story is...  more »
  • We visited here in August 2019. A beautiful temple in a crowded, busy shopping district. We wound our way through the market and into one of the buildings to find something to eat. We were spoilt.....  more »
  • The old (originally built during Ming Dinasty) but well restored and good looking Tao temple, is located in the middle of a very commercial and busy area, at Middle Fangbang Road. There is a very...  more »

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