City God Temple

Last updated by david at 2013-11-4

City God Temple

City God Temple

Located next to the Yuyuan Garden and also known today as the Yu Garden Market, the City God Temple ( Chenghuang Temple) was built in the fifteenth century during the Ming Dynasty. Originally a temple built to honor the Han statesman Huo Guang (68 B.C.) The City God Temple is a Taoist temple which is composed of many a halls such as the Grand Hall, Middle Hall, Bedroom Palace, Star Gods Hall, Yama Palace, Xuzhen God Hall. 

Located next to the Yuyuan Garden and also known today as the Yu Garden Market, the City God Temple ( Chenghuang Temple) was built in the fifteenth century during the Ming Dynasty. Originally a temple built to honor the Han statesman Huo Guang (68 B.C.) The City God Temple is a Taoist temple which is composed of many a halls such as the Grand Hall, Middle Hall, Bedroom Palace, Star Gods Hall, Yama Palace, Xuzhen God Hall. The temple had an area of more than 10,000 square meters including two gardens: West Garden (Yuyuan Garden) and East Garden. The City God Temple has a great influence on the residents of Shanghai. The religious festivals of the temple are considered to be the festivals for all Shanghai people. Especially when the Sanxun festival (a day when the City God start to inspect his people) comes, nearly all people will come to the Temple to burn incense and worship the God, while all shops inside or close by would hang red lanterns to celebrate the festival. In addition, some folk arts, like cockfight, penmanship performance and acrobatics, are fairly attractive.

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Location:

247 middle fangbang road

How to Get There?

 Bus 66、11、23、24、43、782

Ticket Price:

RMB 5

Opening Hours:

8:30-16:00

More Tips:

 Recommended Tour Time: March 28th (Lunar calendar) when the locals come over to celebrate festival for the God.


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posted by "60.242.52.*" at 2013-8-26 1:07:00

A lovely place to go to. It is very religious and you go there to pray for fortune

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posted by "lorie" at 2011-11-16 20:13:00

The City God Temple of Shanghai was a place full of culture and history. I enjoyed myself, but it wasn't the highlight of my trip. It would probably be far more enjoyable for those who know more about the religion behind the temple.

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posted by "221.226.144.*" at 2011-3-13 22:28:00

good

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posted by "gunnar" at 2008-7-28 23:28:00

This is a cosy and genuine Daoist temple, where you can go to pray for good luck (in business, which is useful if you want to do some shopping in the market outside), or just to get away from the noise and traffic outside the temple. In the middle hall you can also use your birth date to find out which Daoist deity that looks after you. It is mostly in Chinese but there might be someone there to help you.

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