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Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao)
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Private Tour: Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao...
Ranked #58 of 1,354 things to do in Shanghai
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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.
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.

Thank George M
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Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

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.
Another nice time to visit is the evening when the Yuyuan buildings turn on their lights.

1  Thank Clodruss
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

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.

1  Thank Ken I
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Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank RK O
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Located in an extremely touristy area, this temple sees thousands of visitors daily. It's a typical Taoist temple, dedicated to the patron god of the town. You have your usual statues and temple shops selling religious merchandise. There is this one little shop that performs massages where they hit you with sticks, which we were tempted to try but decided not to because there was a constant crowd watching and photographing customers getting their massage (the shop isn't covered and clients sit facing the crowd). Worth a visit if you're going to be in the area (you probably will, since there are plenty of things to see and do around here).

Thank Ming H
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