Town God’s Temple
Shanghai Town God’s Temple (上海城隍庙; Shànghǎi Chénghuángmiào; 249 Fangbang Middle Rd, Huangpu District; www.shchm.org; 6328 4494; 8:00-16:30; CNY10) is in a way a symbol of Shanghai Old Town. It was built during the reign of the Ming Dynasty, and attracts millions of tourists who can’t wait to see this old and traditional complex. The temple consists of nine buildings, but its name today refers to the whole surrounding commercial area where you may enjoy shopping and eating. Also, calligraphy exhibition and folk performances are quite frequent, and they definitely contribute to the complete impression of Chinese tradition.