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Temple of City Patron

The Temple of City Patron, called Chenghuangmiao in Chinese, is one of the orthodox Taoist temples in Shanghai. It is located in the middle Fangbin Road, adjacent to the Yu Garden, reaches the Anren Street in the east and the Fuyou Road in the north and ends in the Old Jiao Chang Road.  The Temple of City Partron, right now, is one of the must-see places for visitors when they travel in Shanghai, famous for the shopping market. According to the introduction on the guide book that the Temple of City Patron is the earliest temple to the God of Shanghai and founded in Song Dynasty when a shrine was erected to the City God of Huating County.
The Temple of City Patron had attracted thousands of pilgrims in Qing Dynasty. Later when Shanghai became an open seaport, The Temple of City Patron and its surrounding attracted myriad of businessmen to come together, and it gradually became a market attracting people travel from home and abroad. The Temple of City Patron has also gain the nickname of "the kingdom of snacks", for sight-seers could taste various local refections to their hearts' content, such as the distinctive desserts in Lu Bo Lang Restaurant, the steamed buns with vegetable stuffing in Song Yue Lou Restaurant, the pigeon-egg-like dumplings in Osmanthus Hall Confectionery Store, the Babaofan (Eight-Treasure Rice Pudding) in Song Yun Lou Restaurant All the local refections are waiting for you to taste personally when you travel there. Location: in the center of Shanghai City; Opening Hours: 24 hours

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