For city god worship. Chcnghuang Temple is another place that reveals Shanghai ‘s historical identity. Originally it was first built as Jinshan Temple in the 3rd century and rebuilt as its present incarnation during the reign of Emperor Yongle of the Ming dynasty in the 13th century. The temple was renovated again in 1926. It’s close to the People’s Square, the Bund, Huaihai Road and Nanjing Road.
Getting there: Take subway line 10 to Yuyuan Station.
Attraction: Snacks Square
Culinary adventurers hit the ground running if they visit the square where they will be amazed at the bewildering variety of buffet snacks. There is a mind-numbing list of little eats, like steamed buns, fried meat dumplings, chicken leg rice, spring rolls, wide noodles, hairy crabs, soy milk and sweet potato porridge. You will blow gasket if you try sampling them all.
Address: 10 Wenchang Road
Tel: +86 21-63557878