The monks in this northern Thai village no longer perform one of the rituals of Buddhism. Values have changed with time.Thai monks struggle to adapt.
Today, many foreigners traveling to China have their route mapped out for them.
China is a prime destination for Western professionals looking to burnish their CVs, and Erik Nilsson reports that those who stay are ideally placed in the job market.
It used to be that the buzzword was "Go West, young man". But in the 21st century, it is China which attracts the young and adventurous.
Beijing will hold its unique New Year countdown by lighting a gigantic ball at the China Millennium Monument.
Because of the heavy snow, the express ways in Shandong and Hebei closed for a few days so that the crops of River Dance cannot manage to arrive in Beijing on time.
Among connoisseurs, few teas surpass Darjeeling. The smooth and mellow taste commands a premium price, and the name itself evokes a bygone era.Feminine outlook
Archers Post, Kenya Julius Lokinyi was one of the most notorious poachers in this part of Kenya, blamed for killing 100 elephants.Evolution of a master
When Gao Zhenli, 50, arrived at the reception office of the hospital where she works, the receptionist immediately took out several express parcels for her to sign for and collect.
Among the flood of passengers streaming out of the new Shijiazhuang railway station, there is a young woman who stands out. She is not rushing in or out, nor is she burdened with luggage. Instead, she is busy taking photographs.
Cheng, 23, is the first Chinese-Australian woman to be honored with the title
Xu Fengxiang is an ecologist with a maverick view of the relationship between human and nature, and a passion for a place she did not visit until later in life.