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China Tianzi Hotel

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An hour east of Beijing on the 930 bus, you’ll find the most bizarre guesthouse, The Tianzi Hotel (天子大酒店).
Fu, Lu, and Shou are three "gods" that are also called the "Three Stars." Separately, they may be called Fu Xing, Lu Xing, and Shou Xing, with "Xing" meaning "star." The three gods -- legendary stars of blessings, prosperity, and longevity -- have been popular among people for centuries, which show the traditional culture of the Chinese people who long for happiness, prosperity, and longevity.
The earliest record of their worship dates to the Imperial family of the Ming dynasty. Although their grouping is dated to this period, the three stars have been mentioned much earlier. The three stars are worshipped in Taoist temples and shrines.
They also appear in sculptures, paintings and art work especially on gifts or items used on auspicious occasions such as birthdays, weddings and business openings. Sometimes, their respective characters are used as a decoration as well in home decorations and even Chinese pastries.
 





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