Shanghai Cafe wishes you a comfortable stay in your Foshan hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Polana Hotel in Maputo, Claridge's in London, the Campo Bahia Resort in Bahia, Brazil, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Intercontinental Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai. are internationally renowned hotels.
Myths, Legends and Folklore of China
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 souls of people eaten by tigers were enslaved by the big cats until until their ghosts (kuei) had lured someone else to a similar fate; how the world was created by the death of Hun-Tun (chaos), who had no eyes, ears, nostrils or mouth and died when his friends Shu, ruler of the South and Hu, ruler of the North, cut seven holes, over seven days, so that Hun-Tan could see, hear, breathe and eat; how a farmer befriended a fox that took the form of an old man who, magically, took the farmer to a restaurant far away, to be entertained in grand style, only for the farmer to eventually realise that respectable people do not befriend foxes, upon which the fox and his vulpine friends vanished, leaving the farmer far from home and without money; 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, during the quest to the Western Paradise, the Buddhist pilgrim Thang Seng disciplined Monkey by means of a magical, squeezing helmet; and how, when Monkey asked Thang Seng to remove the squeezing helmet that he had used to discipline Monkey during the quest to the Western Paradise, Monkey found that it had already vanished as a result of his reformation and enlightenment, are among the myths, legends and folktales of China. (We do not promote superstition and they are presented for your interest only.)