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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  • 外面的商店街古色古香很假 實際在賣的東西現代的的東西,沒有跟古街道環境結合 城隍廟不大,但要花點時間了解神明才知道在拜什麼 門票不貴 
  • 身为上海人没事是不会去城隍庙的,除非为了吃还有买小商品才会去看看。 城隍庙虽然是上海有名的建筑,可是平时都是游客聚集地,人实在太多了。。。 
  • In the old days feeling moderately improved in Shanghai I guess lots of people lots of souvenir shops, where to buy enough tickets to go see only the price and a shopping centre but quiet in do
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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.