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Chenghuang Temple

chenghuang-temple01Cheng Huang Temple is in the area known as "old street." It refers an old block that has more than 100 temples, restaurants, and shops. This area contains narrow laneways and small squares in an "old China" setting.

chenghuang-templeThe Chenghuang Temple is a Taoist temple, also called Yi 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 and so on. The Chenghuang Temple had an area of more than 10,000 square meters including two gardens: West Garden (Yu Garden) and East Garden. The Chenghuang Temple has a great influence on the residents of Shanghai. The religious festivals of the temple are considered to be the festivals of all Shanghai people. Especially when the Sanxun festival (a day when the Chenghuang God start to inspect his people) comes, nearly all people will come to the Chenghuang Temple to burn incense and worship the Chenghuang God, while all shops inside or near the Chenghuang Temple hang red lanterns to celebrate the festival. In addition, some folk arts, like calligraphy and acrobatics, are attractively on display.

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