Shanghai Cafe wishes you a comfortable stay in your Hangzhou hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The ultra-modern Hotel Unique Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the UXUA Casa Hotel in Trancoso, Brazil and the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Myths, Legends and Folklore of China
How a dog married a princess after the emperor rashly promised his daughter to anyone who would bring him the head of his enemy (the dog, a considerate soul, did try to become human before the wedding but the emperor, again rashly, interrupted the magical rite before the dog's head had changed); how Kuan Yin (Guanyin), who could have achieved nirvana much sooner, postponed her total enlightenment so that she could provide earthly help to those in need; how Yu-ti and his wife Wang-mu rule heaven and, at one time, aided their earthly counterparts; 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; how there are five kinds of lung (dragon), specifically the ethereal dragons of the rain and wind, the earthly dragons that created rivers and lakes, the five-clawed imperial dragons (most dragons are depicted with four claws), heavenly guardian dragons and dragons that protect hidden treasures; how Buddha offered Heaven to Monkey if Monkey was powerful enough to escape from his palm, but Buddha's command of space and time was such that his palm encompassed the Universe, and Monkey was trapped within Buddha's magical mountain; and how ageing, renegade foxes could avoid death by transforming themselves into attractive men and women, so as to seduce young people and drain them of their life-force, are among the myths, legends and folktales of China. (We do not promote superstition and they are presented for your interest only.)