Guangzhou City God Temple
Guangzhou City God Temple
4
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles21 reviews
Excellent
6
Very good
8
Average
7
Poor
0
Terrible
0

𝓝𝓪𝓽𝔂 ® 👑
Moscow, Russia146,748 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
A very beautiful temple. The interior decoration is striking in its beauty, you are guaranteed to get aesthetic pleasure.
Written 2 November 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

PushExplore
Singapore, Singapore4,958 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Visit to the Guangzhou City God Temple was quite interesting. There were a lot of interesting things on display and the temple is quite large as well. The art work is well preserved and the temple looks quite grand. Do check it out.
Written 10 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TC
Yeovil, UK819 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is next door to the Site of The Royal Garden of Nanyue Kingdom and so we had a quick stroll round here before visiting there. It was nice and not that different to any of the numerous other temples I’ve visited in China.
Written 3 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sharyn M
Melbourne100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
This amazing temple was in a state of disrepair but the government have painstakingly restored it to it's former glory. Foreigners such as us enter free of charge as the government are proud of their history and artifices and keen to show it to us. The main entry opens into a series or 'rooms' set around a central garden. Each of the rooms holds interesting displays of Chinese furniture and art work. The central garden area is calm and peaceful and abounds with the most magnificent bonsai plants. From here you can see the fabulous roof decorations. A taxi ride to get there is very cheap so make a point of going if you are close by.
Written 23 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
Guangzhou City God Temple (aka, Temple of the Lord of the City Guangdong) was founded in 1370, under the reign of Hongwu of the Ming Dynasty. I believe it contains the relics of ChengHuang, a deity in Taoism, worshipped in ancient China. ChengHuang temples were built throughout China.
The temple continues to be a place of worship today, where people pray, burn incense, and leave gifts of food and money.

There are beautiful large painted mural scrolls on the two side walls. The paintings depict the gods in charge of 28 stars, 24 sectors, dragon kings of four oceans, king of the land, and the three stars of blessing, prosperity, and longevity. The painted scrolls were produced by two famous painters and 30 students over a period of six months.

Over the years the temple has been relocated, rebuilt, and renovated. The last renovation and reopening occurred in 2010.

A pamphlet at the temple indicates how to cup one hand in the other in front of your chest for prayer, how to kneel on the hassock (worship mat), how to bend at the waist, how to lie prostrate and kowtow, how to repeat certain actions two or three times, and more.

It was an honour to visit such a holy place of worship.
Written 28 September 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,925 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
This has recently had a make over so is looking pretty pristine at the moment

Not that large as temples go but peaceful nevertheless

The two large murals are stunning
Written 10 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tony R
Playa del Carmen, Mexico119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
The history has been covered by other;s . If you are in the Bejing road area , stop in , it really is worth an hour of your time.
Written 22 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SheryzAnne
Singapore40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
The establishment outside is already a social media photo worthy. There’s an activity at that time. We bought the coin bank and paste our wishes on the wall. We cannot write in Chinese characters nor can speak Chinese. But it was a wonderful experience.

I wish for world peace ❤️ #wishwillcometruesomeday
Written 13 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ITRT
Virginia44,720 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Visited the temple as part of our Shanghai city tour. It was built in the 15th century during the Ming Dynasty. The temple was closed during the Cultural Revolution but reopened as a Taoist place of worship since 1951. It is dedicated to three city gods. Worshippers can buy “fake” money, incense or food to offer to the gods. The interior of the temple is beautiful. They pray for good fortune and peace. Take note of the murals on the walls as well as the statues enclosed in glass on your way out of the temple. There are smaller altars flanking the main one. At one time, the main hall of the temple was used as a jewelry store. On the entrance gates are pictures of the gods. It has become one of Shanghai’s top attraction.
Written 18 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

tombillinge
Trumbull, CT1,157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
Chenghuang (or Shing Wong in Cantonese) is the City God. He is a mid-level deity in the traditional Chinese pantheon - not really a specific god, but more a type of god.

This temple is a very nice one and one of the best in Guangzhou. Worth a visit - it is not busy and you can really explore uninhibited.
Written 9 August 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 11
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Guangzhou City God Temple

All Guangzhou HotelsGuangzhou Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Guangzhou
All things to do in Guangzhou
Day Trips in GuangzhouAmusement Parks in Guangzhou
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire