We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Lhasa hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego and the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Myths, Legends and Folklore of China
How an unburied corpse, with the legs traditionally bound together, may become a chiang-shih, a "hopping ghost", blind but vampiric and with powers that may include flight, long and prehensile eyebrows, powerful breath and the ability to change its appearance; 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 escaped from Hell (where he was being punished for his megalomania) but not before deleting the names of all monkeys from the Book of Judgments; how Monkey became drunk while conquering the world, enabling his heavenly foes to send him to Hell; 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; and how Yu-ti and his wife Wang-mu rule heaven and, at one time, aided their earthly counterparts, are among the myths, legends and folktales of China. (We do not promote superstition and they are presented for your interest only.)