Temple of the Town God in Shanghai, China

Happy New Year! It’s the first day of the Year of the Dragon in China. Today we visited the Temple of the Town God in Shanghai. It was crowded! I haven’t seen so many people in one place in a long time — which means a lot in a place like China with more than 1.2 billion people.

Thousands converged on this popular attraction to see the lighting of the lanterns on decorated floats on the water and other Chinese New Year’s festivities. The lights were simply spectacular. The traditional Chinese architecture added to the ambiance.

Enjoy these video clips of the Temple of the Town God. Happy New Year! 新年快乐!

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Temple of the Town God, Shanghai, China–January 24, 2012
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Temple of the Town God, Shanghai, China–January 24, 2012
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Temple of the Town God, Shanghai, China-January 24, 2012

 

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    • mgedwards

      It sure is! Things are getting more commercialized here. There was quite a stir when Starbucks moved into the Forbidden City in Beijing a few years ago.

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