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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  • During the day than at night going. The night view of this than you think. 9: when the shops doors be by early evening. This is to commemorate the figures that Jin was built for temple. The old luxury.
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  • I lived first 16 years of my life in Shanghai, grewing up my mother used to take me there to buy all kinds triditional Shanghai sweets and snacks. quite frankly I dont always like the snacks, but thos...  more »
  • A very nice temple. Bigger than we expected but very beautifully made. Just opposite Yu garden. Good place to visit if you have 1-2 hours.  more »

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