Shanghai Cafe wishes you a comfortable stay in your Laozhuang hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong and the Chelsea Hotel in New York. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Myths, Legends and Folklore of China
How Kuan Yin (Guanyin), who could have achieved nirvana much sooner, postponed her total enlightenment so that she could provide earthly help to those in need; 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, during the quest to the Western Paradise, the Buddhist pilgrim Thang Seng disciplined Monkey by means of a magical, squeezing helmet; 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 the smiling god of longevity, Shou-lao, records the time of a person's natural death as soon as that person is born; how yin and yang were separated from the egg of chaos by the birth of Phu-hu who, while the universe expanded, filled the space between the earth (yin) and the sky (yang) until he died and his flesh became soil, his tears rivers and his breath wind; and 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, are among the myths, legends and folktales of China. (We do not promote superstition and they are presented for your interest only.)