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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  • Small but "crowded", this temple's popularity may be largely due to its close proximity to the popular Yu Garden (which I personally didn't find too impressive for its cramped environment inside on th...  more »
  • Recommended.This place has City of God Temple Shanghai. Lovely ancient Chinese architecture. An array of choices to eat local/Shanghainese food as well as shops selling gifts and souvenirs. It was a w...  more »
  • Really crowded. I think that's the downside of it. You have beautiful buildings and very nice lake with gardens attached. If you go to Shanghai this will be the place where you'll find history, tradit...  more »

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