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"City God Temple (Chenghuangmiao)" Cheng Huang Temple - City God Temple - Chenghuangmiao Tip by machomikemd

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The Main Attraction in Old Town of Shanghai is the Chenghuangmiao or City God Temple. It is a typical temple in Walled Cities in China and here in Shanghai is it called City God Temple. The City God Temple in Shanghai originated as the Jinshan God Temple, dedicated to the spirit of Jinshan, or Gold Mountain, an island off the coast of Shanghai. It was converted into a City God Temple in 1403, during the Yongle era of the Ming dynasty. Today, The Temple, together with nearby Yuyuan Garden and the surrounding streets, are now part of Touristy Old Shanghai. The City God Temple Complex is about 2,100 Square Meters in Area and is divided into nine palaces –Huoguang Palace, Sixty-year Cycle Palace, God of Fortune Palace, Cihang Palace, City God Palace, Empress Palace, Parents Palace, Guansheng Palace and Wenchang Palace. The Temple enshrines three town gods: Huoguang a famous general of Western Han Dynasty, Qin Yubo, a celebrity of Yuan Dynasty and Chen Huacheng, a victim of the First Opium War.

Opens: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm everyday

Admission Fee is 10 RMB per person to enter the Complex.

Address: 218 Anren Street, Old City
Directions: Walk south along The Bund then swing a right at Jinling Dong Lu. Busline: No. 64, No. 24, No. 11, No. 926

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  • Updated Oct 25, 2014
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