We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Huangcun hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the historic Convento do Carmo Hotel in Salvador, Brazil, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau and the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro. are internationally renowned hotels.
Myths, Legends and Folklore of China
How victims of drowning became ghosts (kuei) until another unfortunate person drowned at the same place (an event that the kuei might therefore initiate); 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, 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 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); 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 Monkey was given a magical weapon by a Dragon King but misused it by trying to conquer the world; 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.)