We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao)

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: No.1 Yicheng Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
Phone Number: 021-63284494
Website
Today
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Every Chinese city once had its Temple of the Town God, the central shrine...
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.
read more
Visit like an insider
Private Tour
$68*
and up
Private Tour: Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao Temple and Dongtailu...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 484 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 227
    Very good
  • 100
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Many Gods

We started our city tour by visiting City God Temple. Today is the Mayor birthday so free entrance. Amazing view of temple. Many statues and nice decorations. Many people do pray... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Abu_Firas_11
,
Doha, Qatar
Add Photo Write a Review

484 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Budapest, Hungary
Top Contributor
449 reviews 449 reviews
235 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Perhaps there is some confusion regarding the sights in the area. We visited the City God Temple, which is an active religious place. The inside looks interesting, with numerous believers burning incense and praying to their gods.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Terrace, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was by far the most crowded, people dense place I visited in Shanghai. Maybe worth visiting on a quieter day than Saturday. Otherwise, be prepared for an exhausting experience wading through the crowds.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Doha, Qatar
Top Contributor
289 reviews 289 reviews
149 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We started our city tour by visiting City God Temple. Today is the Mayor birthday so free entrance. Amazing view of temple. Many statues and nice decorations. Many people do pray and ask for God's support.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Providence, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
492 reviews 492 reviews
126 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Now this is a review of the temple as such and not Yuyuan Bazaar. The temple is part of the Yuyuan Bazaar and Garden, which is an extremely fun place to visit. The temple is very small, it is not ornate on the opposite very simple. Unless you would come here for religious reasons, I would recommend to skip it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

What could be better? In addition to the amazing iconic Chinese building there are tons of tourist shops where you can buy silk, snacks, arts and crafts, etc. and many restaurants. Be sure to actually go into the temple it is beautiful and peaceful. Plan on spending a half day here if you will be having lunch or dinner. definitely... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Singapore, Singapore
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The streets were lighted up for tourist to visit. Very nice for taking pictures. The surrounding were nicely maintained. You can get all your tourist stuff here. Like local delights and souvenirs. There is a food court selling local cuisine. There is a famous stall selling meat dumplings too. Cost only RMB22 for 16 pcs. Wonder is it because it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Nicosia, Cyprus
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
14 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This Buddha temple was not in or plans at all. We popped in by accident while looking for Yu Yuan gardens entrance around the block. It's got a nice atmosphere and not packed with tourists like other temples. This gives you the chance to observe the people praying and take some nice shots with your camera. It doesn't take long... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Besides the temple, I find its a nice place to have some food and a bit of shopping. The place is very nice towards late evening when the buildings have the lights turned on.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It's practically a tourist trip, everyone goes here are tourists. It's so much that we walked straight through and left. There are lots of temples in different parts of China, and I didn't even bother queuing for the dumplings.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Werchter, Belgium
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

nice and typical chinese temple. Well located near the yu gardens. Good to visit the tempe when around in the acient city and gardens. Also enjoyed singing old ladies and praying people. Quite zone (although enough people around).

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao) also viewed

Shanghai, Shanghai Region
Shanghai, Shanghai Region
 
Shanghai, Shanghai Region
Shanghai, Shanghai Region
 

Been to Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?