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Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao)

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Address: No.1 Yicheng Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
Phone Number: 021-63284494
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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.
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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
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Doha, Qatar
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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.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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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.

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Boston
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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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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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 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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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.

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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).

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The Temple sits at the edge of the Old Town, adjacent to the Yuyuan Garden entrance. It is surrounded by a large pond, which has fountains spraying water, giving a cooling effect in the hot weather. The pond is also home to Koi carp and terrapins, as well as a number of statues. There is a walkway taking you over... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I enjoyed the surrounding food and souvenir stalls more than the temple itself. I was impressed with the art walls of the building though. If this was the right temple I went to, there's a stall there where there's like a gazillion chinese who queued in line just to get their dumplings.

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