Shanghai Cafe wishes you a comfortable stay in your Hechuan hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro and the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Myths, Legends and Folklore of China
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 Monkey was given a magical weapon by a Dragon King but misused it by trying to conquer the world; how Monkey was released from his mountain prison, to accompany the pilgrim Thang Seng and his assistant Pig on their quest to the Western Paradise, to bring back the original teachings of Buddha; the devastation caused by the horned, bodiless rain dragon, Thaoh-thieh, that lost its body as a punishment for eating people and, having no stomach, is insatiable; 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 an unburied corpse, with the legs traditionally bound together, may become a chiang-shih, a "hopping ghost", blind but vampiric and with powers that may include flight, long and prehensile eyebrows, powerful breath and the ability to change its appearance; and 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, are among the myths, legends and folktales of China. (We do not promote superstition and they are presented for your interest only.)