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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  • Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao) - Really loved the pleasant vibes here... Will visit again.  more »
  • The statue in the water is the main attraction for us tourists (the faithful may see otherwise), ideal for photo! Located beneath the Botanical Garden and the Old Town.
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  • Although the temples around town are not as old as the ones in other parts of the country, the history is just as interesting. Beautiful colors, structures, and architecture abound. We went in the fal...  more »

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