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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  • The epitome of the old town in downtown Shanghai, although there are too many tourist malls, is worth a visit. Near the Waitan, you can stroll together. Vegetarian Zhai's arhat noodles and the opposite crepe wonton is quite tasty.
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  • Right next to the Yu Garden is the City God Temple, built during the Ming dynasty and elevating the status of the old city of Shanghai to a municipality status. Pretty popular place especially when th...  more »
  • I love to see how this old place has been transformed into American chain restaurants and there are all kinds of shops that are worth visiting and buy now what is truly beautiful things.. .for all kinds of budgets. The bridge area is perfect for the photo. This activity bone free is that it is massive. It is also a nice walk.
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