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Chenghuang Temple Bazaar

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Introduction to Chenghuang Bazaar

Chenghuang Bazaar, also known as City God Temple, which is Shanghai city tourist attractions, the place to offer sacrifices to local deities, who were mostly honest and outstanding officials that have rendered grand favors to people in their lives. Shanghai City God Temple is shared today by Huo Guang in the front hall and the god of Shanghai city Qin Yubo consecrated in the back hall. This is a rare phenomenon in the country, which is popularly referred to as “two city gods sharing the same temple”. 

The Shanghai Chenghuang Temple is a Taoist temple located at Shanghai town in East China. The Chenghuang Temple was first made throughout the Yongle reign (1403-1424) of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Once its construction, several followers came here to burn joss sticks and perform different spiritual activities. The foremost prosperous period for the temple was the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It's a key historical scenic spot of Shanghai town currently. Furthermore, it's additionally a famous venue for spiritual activities within the world and a vital window for foreign individuals to know China's religious culture.

There are many Chenghuang temples in China to enshrine the local deities to wish for local safety and meet people's alternative needs. So-called Cheng means that city wall, Huang means that city moat, and also the Chenghuang temple refers to the temple used to enshrine local gnomes. The gnome Qin Yubo of Shanghai town is enshrined within the Shanghai Chenghuang Temple. The Chenghuang Temple had been destroyed many times attributable to hearth and war, and it was rebuilt into a reinforced concrete structure in 1926. 

The local government rebuilt it in the early 1980s. The present Chenghuang Temple could be a typical magnificent building of Chinese vogue. the most hall has turnup eaves, three-dimensional brick carvings are standing at the two sides of the door with figures of famous ancient generals on the bricks respectively (General Huang Zhong is on the left and General Guan Yu is on the right), and there are three embossments on the ridge of the most hall.

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No.1 Yicheng Road, Huangpu District,Shanghai

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Main Sights

City God Temple, Folk Performances, Local Snacks

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Travel Information

Admission: 10 Yuan (Temple entrance fee)  

Opening Hours: 8:30AM – 4:30PM 

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1. Take Subway line 10 getting off at Yuyuan Garden Station, leave the station via Exit 1.

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Travel Tips 

1. Avoid visiting during school holidays and Golden Week in October as there will be large numbers of local tourists.

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