Shanghai Cafe wishes you a comfortable stay in your Jinchang hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, in the Iguassu National Park, Brazil, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Campo Bahia Resort in Bahia, Brazil, the Intercontinental Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi. are some of the world's most famous 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 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; 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; 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 Monkey stole Taoist master Lao Chun's immortality pills which, as he had already eaten the peaches of immortality, made Monkey totally invulnerable to either age or violence; 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; and 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, are among the myths, legends and folktales of China. (We do not promote superstition and they are presented for your interest only.)