Shanghai Cafe wishes you a comfortable stay in your Jichangzhen hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the ultra-modern Hotel Unique Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. are internationally renowned hotels.
Myths, Legends and Folklore of China
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; how suicides became wandering and often malevolent ghosts (kuei), at least until the time of their natural death, as recorded by the deity Shou-lao, had been reached; 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; the epic of Hsi Yu Chi, the Journey to the Western Paradise, a real event but made fantastic in the tale of how Monkey and Pig redeemed themselves by assisting their holy master in the quest; how some cattle have twisted horns because some magical cattle were twisting off their horns to make a house of horns for a Thai girl, the daughter of a magical bull, but were told to stop because enough horns had already been gathered; how Monkey (Sun Hou-Tzu) was hatched from an egg on the eastern side of the Pacific (so is technically a New World monkey); and how each earthly house had both human and spiritual dwellers, including a kitchen spirit that was bribed with sweets so that he would not give, each new year, an unfavourable report to the Emperor of Heaven, are among the myths, legends and folktales of China. (We do not promote superstition and they are presented for your interest only.)