Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao), Shanghai
(3.8/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It was a whole new experience for my father and I to visit such temple. Took nice pics there. It is near Yu Yuan gardens so you can visit it and then go to that temple. Take care not to lose your way ...  more »
  • recommend going there if you are less familiar with the Taoist belief. It's different then the Buddhist temple (green jade I've been) and actually completes the picture about the overall religion in t...  more »
  • The temple itself doesn't seem to be that interesting for Asians. It's a temple. It is weird that one have to pay for an entrance to a temple itself. I'm not sure whether because we are tourist that w...  more »
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  • Great temple in the middle of the old town. It is a Taoism temple with 10 rmb entrance fees. I visited other Buddhist temples in Shanghai and they were more impressive
  • Super crowded and touristy. More like a disneyworld than an ancient site.
  • Beautiful temple but crowded
  • Nice place to visit and walk around. There are many locals that come here as well to pay their respects.
  • The buildings look like traditional Chinese buildings, however, they are all new. I think it is not a temple, but a shipping center. There are much more shops than Buddhist building.