Shanghai Cafe wishes you a comfortable stay in your Banping hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como and the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Sightseeing in China
The 1930s mock Tudor, art deco and Gothic mansions and villas in Shanghai's old French Quarter; the Imperial Palace Museum (the Forbidden City), overlooked by the ancient man-made hills of Jingshan Park, in Beijing; Wanlichangcheng (the Great Wall of China), restored sections of which are at Badaling and Mutianyu; Yiheyuan (the Summer Palace), with its beautiful gardens, pavilions, temples and Kunming Lake, in Beijing; the Three Gorges Dam near Chongqing (Chunking); the National Museum of China in Beijing; the temples of Chengde, including Xumifushoumiao (the Mount Sumeru Happiness and Longevity Temple, inspired by the Tibetan home of the sixth Panchen Lama but having a roof leafed with a ton of gold), Putuozongchengmiao (the Small Potala Temple, copied from Lhasa's Potala Palace) and the Puning Temple with its huge, gilded statue of Guanyin, a female Buddha noted for her compassion; and traditional products sold in the Yuyuan Shopping Centre in the Old City, Shanghai, are a few of the attractions and sights of China.