Shanghai Cafe wishes you a comfortable stay in your Chifeng hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego and the UXUA Casa Hotel in Trancoso, Brazil. are internationally renowned hotels.
Myths, Legends and Folklore of China
How Monkey was given a magical weapon by a Dragon King but misused it by trying to conquer the world; how "swords", made from coins strung together, protected babies from thou-tzu-kuei, the embittered ghosts of childless women (the smoke from burning slippers provided similar protection); how the revolting Monkey was eventually captured, and sentenced to death, by Jade Yu-Ti, the Emperor of Heaven, who gave him over to the Taoist master Lao Chun, to be dissolved in the alchemical furnace but even that could not harm the indestructible Monkey; how Monkey was pacified by being given responsibility for the Heavenly Peach Orchard of Immortality but ate the peaches himself and became immortal; how, in Heaven, criminals are executed by a strange, composite creature called a chhi-lin and how, in 1440, a giraffe (called a girin by its Somali captors) arrived at the Chinese court and was equated with the fabled creature; how the smiling god of longevity, Shou-lao, records the time of a person's natural death as soon as that person is born; and how the Lord of Heaven made Monkey Master of Heaven's Stables to keep him out of trouble but Monkey wrought havoc when he realised the reason for his appointment, are among the myths, legends and folktales of China. (We do not promote superstition and they are presented for your interest only.)