Shanghai Trader wishes you a comfortable stay in your Qingzhou hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. Claridge's in London, the ultra-modern Hotel Unique Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau and the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Myths, Legends and Folklore of China
How Monkey was given a magical weapon by a Dragon King but misused it by trying to conquer the world; 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 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; 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 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; and how victims of drowning became ghosts (kuei) until another unfortunate person drowned at the same place (an event that the kuei might therefore initiate), are among the myths, legends and folktales of China. (We do not promote superstition and they are presented for your interest only.)