Nowadays the only sacred thing about Chenghuang Temple is the great selection of cheap clothing that is sold here. Located in the bustling heart of the city, Chenghuang Temple Market is where most locals go to buy cheap clothes and accessories.
The building itself was indeed a temple originally, built way back in 1347. But if the gods saw the shopping fervor that goes on here especially at weekends they’d be rolling round in the clouds (or wherever they hang out).
The market is spread over four floors, with one shop after another lining the corridors. Though this market is hands down the best place to find cheap clothes, many foreigners complain that they can’t find clothes in their sizes.
However, since China is a country whose urban waistline is expanding this “problem” may just resolve itself by the time you read this. Finally, though the goods at this market are cheaper than at any department store, make sure you haggle down the price as much as you can.