Shanghai Cafe wishes you a comfortable stay in your Jinsuo Island hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Campo Bahia Resort in Bahia, Brazil, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai and the Chelsea Hotel in New York. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Myths, Legends and Folklore of China
How the revolting Monkey was eventually captured, and sentenced to death, by Jade Yu-Ti, the Emperor of Heaven, who gave him over to the Taoist master Lao Chun, to be dissolved in the alchemical furnace but even that could not harm the indestructible Monkey; 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 the war god Kuan Ti (Guanti) was once an heroic outlaw called Kuan Chung who, after his capture and execution, was in stages promoted from duke to prince and, eventually, deified; 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, as Master of the Heavenly Peach Orchard, was slighted by not being invited to the Peach Festival and avenged himself by eating and drinking all of the food and drink at the festival; 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; and 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, are among the myths, legends and folktales of China. (We do not promote superstition and they are presented for your interest only.)