Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao), Shanghai

3.6
A famous Taoist shrine protecting the city through ancient Chinese folk religion, Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao) draws locals and tourists alike. Enter the grandiose 10,000 sq m (107,639 sq ft) hall, light some incense, and admire colorful sculptures of three city gods revered among Shanghai residents. Built in 1403, the temple has many well-preserved architectural layers and a tumultuous past, offering a tranquil retreat from the surrounding shopping district. A red lantern-covered inner facade and two gardens provide a scenic stroll as you watch devotees come for their prayers. Take a look at our Shanghai trip builder app to schedule your visit to Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • My friend and colleague took me downtown to the Shanghai central market, and the Temple was part of the complex. The architecture was traditionally Chinese, and the array of deities (city gods...  more »
  • Loved the place - see people worshipping and praying. Great to see the architecture and the feel. Did feel that there could be some areas more reserved for quiet contemplation and reflection. Be.....  more »
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