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Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao)

No.1 Yicheng Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
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Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Every Chinese city once had its Temple of the Town God, the central shrine for Daoist worship. Shànghai's version dates from 1403 when local official... more » Owner description: Every Chinese city once had its Temple of the Town God, the central shrine for Daoist worship. Shànghai's version dates from 1403 when local official Qín Yùbó, who had been posthumously designated as Shànghai's patron town god by the Míng Dynasty Hóngwu emperor (A.D. 1328-98), was finally honored with his own temple, though it didn't take on its present name until 1929. « less
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Porto, Portugal
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Despite to be China, Shanghai may be known as a metropolis of the modern times. Skyscrapers, wide avenues, big malls, and so on. The Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao), is where you can breathe the ancient China, the buildings, the colors, the lakes, will give the idea to the visitors they have traveled in time. This are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The temple is very nice and the entrance fee is not high - 10 RMB. Taking under consideration its location (the Old Town and the nerby garden), the temple is worth seeing.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The surround Yuyuan area is nice to wander around in- though a bit touristy, populated as it is with shops filled with tourist trinkets, it has a nice atmosphere since the buildings are all in classical Chinese style. The Temple, on the other hand, took me all of about 15 minutes to check out. It’s not big, and it didn’t... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The temple of the town god is of historical and religious interest, but not high up on my scale for artistic value. I waffled between a high "Average" and a low "Very Good" in my rating, but decided to give this temple the benefit of the doubt. The location--in the heart of the Yuyuan pedestrian area--is excellent, and the temple... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Calm, religious, culture,respect,pride,will be the adjectives to describes this temple, in the middle of the Yuyuan,Old street of Shanghai. My spirit was plenty of relax and calm after I visit this place, amazing

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San Francisco, California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This temple is such a nice, classic temple. It is so close to yuyuan Bazaar and is a nice place to go without the crowds

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Surprise, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stores galore and food galore! You will see many different things including some handmade items. Be prepared to also see and taste a lot of different things that you may have never seen before at least if you are from the US.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Rule of thumb. Never go on weekends or holidays. This is when the temple and surrounding old Yuyuan city is the busiest. The best time for the temple is the early morning, pay the enter fee of 10 rmb and have a look inside. Many local people come here to pray and make offerings, Especially around the Chinese New Year's.... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

I went early in the day and was fortunate enough to watch a ceremony in progress. Glad that I did so recommend it to any one.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Magnificent buildings. The crowds when I was there were a total nuisance and really didn't make for a pleasurable visit. Worth going if it's light on people.

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