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City God Temple of Shanghai

Introducing City God Temple of Shanghai, City God Temple of Shanghai Guide
Article from China Internet Information Center
Edited by Sharleen

Located on Yicheng Road, Huangpu district in Shanghai, Chenghuang Temple, or the City God Temple of Shanghai, is one of the key historical sites in Shanghai. City God Temple of Shanghai was originally built during the Yongle reign (1403-1424) of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). City God Temple of Shanghai welcomed its most prosperous period in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

City God Temple of Shanghai is a Taoist temple. Covering an area of more than 10,000 square meters, City God Temple of Shanghai is made up of many halls and two gardens. Today, City God Temple of Shanghai is an important venue for religious activities in Shanghai and for international cultural exchange.

Nowadays, the "City God Temple of Shanghai" not only refers to the large temple complex, but also the traditional district of commerce in the city, surrounding the temple. There are over a hundred stores and shops in this area, and most of these store buildings are nearly a century old. The City God Temple of Shanghai connects to the Yuyuan Garden, another landmark of the old city.

The temple is colloquially known in Shanghai as the "Old City God Temple of Shanghai", in reference to a later "New City God Temple", which no longer exists.

Quick Facts on City God Temple of Shanghai

• Name: City God Temple of Shanghai
• Location: Downtown Shanghai
• Phone: +86-21-63284494
• Date: Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
• Best Time to Visit: All year
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 1 Hour
• Opening Hours: 8:30-16:00
• Admission Fee: Free