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Tourists stroll past shops in the City God Temple area while lanterns hang overhead.

The Old City God's Temple

 

Old City God's Temple (Laochenghuangmiao)is a major yet relatively inactive, Taoist temple in Shanghai. It is located in the area south of Yan'an Road on the Fangbang Zhong Road.

During the Ming Dynasty, Zhangshouyue, the head of Shanghai County, dedicated a temple to the local city god. Since then, the City God's Temple has been destroyed several times and the current temple was built in 1926. During the the war of resistance against Japanese invasion during World War II, local merchants built a new City God's Temple in the Foreign Concession (between Lianyun Road and West Jinling Road).

That area is now a highrise residence building. The "former" temple is known as the Old City God's Temple. The Old City God's Temple and the enclose Yuyuan are not only famous tourist sites but also popular shopping attractions. There are boutiques, shops selling local specialties, as well as large jewelry stores, department stores and fabulous local snack restaurants to be found here.

The Old City God's Temple

 

Old City God's Temple (Laochenghuangmiao)is a major yet relatively inactive, Taoist temple in Shanghai. It is located in the area south of Yan'an Road on the Fangbang Zhong Road.

During the Ming Dynasty, Zhangshouyue, the head of Shanghai County, dedicated a temple to the local city god. Since then, the City God's Temple has been destroyed several times and the current temple was built in 1926. During the the war of resistance against Japanese invasion during World War II, local merchants built a new City God's Temple in the Foreign Concession (between Lianyun Road and West Jinling Road).

That area is now a highrise residence building. The "former" temple is known as the Old City God's Temple. The Old City God's Temple and the enclose Yuyuan are not only famous tourist sites but also popular shopping attractions. There are boutiques, shops selling local specialties, as well as large jewelry stores, department stores and fabulous local snack restaurants to be found here.

Visitors line the shopping area around the City God Temple. You can get a sense of how crowded the streets can get from this.

Cheng Huang Miao (City God Temple)

The City God Temple was built in the fifteenth century during the Ming Dynasty. It is a busy market today, specializing in traditional arts and crafts. Outside, however, it still looks like a temple.

 

There are puzzles written on the hanging lanterns, a Chinese tradition in celebrating Lantern Festival, the fifteenth day of the lunar new year.

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This is what shanghai looked like in 1928.

 

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Most of my shots from China don't have many crowds in them. This is mostly because it's difficult to take photos with lots of people bumping into you and people tend to block your view. This is one instance where there was no way I was going to be able to avoid crowds. This was taken in the middle of the Zigzag Bridge which was absolutely swarming with people. Not only was it narrow and crowded but since there are so many sights to see from the bridge, half of the people at any given time are stopped and looking around while the other half tries to push by them. To make matters worse, the people who are actually moving are usually going separate directions (there's no one direction to walk over the bridge). Anyway, hopefully this gives you a sense of just how packed it was.

Carlos, a Matchpoint and Foto Competition friend of some years is visiting here in Shanghai for two days and these are some of the stuff we did today.

good thing comes in small packages

 

I visited the "City God Temple" or 城隍庙 today. The place is full of little shops that sell small interesting items. But one of main attraction is its "Xiaolongbao" or soup dumplings. The place has been opened for ages, and its been known world wide.

 

I think i have at least gain 10pounds in the last two weeks. There just so much yummy food here in shanghai. When i go back i serious in need of diet plane. XD

 

Tomorrow is finally my day of rest. I been so tired of traveling everywhere. So hopefully i will have the time to catch up on everyone's stream

 

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Chénghuáng Miào 城隍廟

Prefectural City God Temple

Tainan, Taiwan 台灣 台南

2006.12.24

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Prefectural City God Temple

Tainan, Taiwan 台灣 台南

2005.12.17

© Alton Thompson 唐博敦

 

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City God Temple (Chenghuangmiao), Shanghai, China

Chénghuáng Miào 城隍廟

Prefectural City God Temple

Tainan, Taiwan 台灣 台南

2010.03.27

© Alton Thompson 唐博敦

 

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City God Temple (Chenghuangmiao), Zhujiajiao, China

City God Temple, Shanghai / 上海城隍庙

City God Temple (Chenghuangmiao), Shanghai, China

Shanghai city god temple - father helping his son burning incense | 上海城隍庙

 

Shanghai

China

 

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Shanghai - Chine - Novembre 2012

Shanghai City god temple | 上海城隍庙

 

crowded street

 

Shanghai

China

 

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Shanghai - Chine - Novembre 2012

Shrine of Ruesha Laoren

Chénghuáng Miào 城隍廟

Prefectural City God Temple

Tainan, Taiwan 台灣 台南

2010.03.27

 

Tokens of betrothal at the shrine of the matchmaker god. Left by couples to thank the deity and request remembrance on their wedding day.

 

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City God Temple, Shanghai / 上海城隍庙

City God Temple (Chenghuangmiao), Zhujiajiao, China

City God Temple (Chenghuangmiao), Shanghai, China

City God Temple (Chenghuangmiao), Zhujiajiao, China

Chénghuáng Miào 城隍廟

Prefectural City God Temple

Tainan, Taiwan 台灣 台南

2010.03.27

© Alton Thompson 唐博敦

 

Alton's Images

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