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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...more
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No.1 Yicheng Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
It costs 10 yuan to get into this temple and it is worth taking a look. There are a lot of rooms to see with statues (gods) and it is very popular with local people. A lot of people (including young people) worship there and...More
The temple is situated right next to the Yu Garden, accessible from the same subway exit. It is a beautiful architecturale example of what you would imaging in a "typical" period architecture in a modern Chinese city. The place is visited by locals and tourists...More
the temple of the town god is a remarkable old building,, and the area around it is also amazing. the only negative was the massive crowds of people trying to see it on the weekend. dont go on a weekend.
The Temple of the Town God is surrounded by the reconstructed shops and restaurants of the traditional market. You'll find plenty of Gold Jewellery Shops and those selling tourist souvenirs. It's a place to mingle with the locals and get the feel of the city's...More
Right smack at the old quarter. It takes a lot of twist and turns if your coming from other parts of the quarter, especially the tea house. A bit smoky due to jos sticks but its a nice temple to visit on the list.
At night the various old-style buildings are decorated with lights and is great for photos. There are many restaurants and shops. I like to try the different local dishes. Recently the lake with the 9-Bends Bridge were under renovation.