The great thing about the Hans Christian Andersen stories is that you can read them as a child, then read them again years later and get an entirely new appreciation.
With extinctions rising and habitats being destroyed, zoos are trying to breed about 160 endangered species.
The summer vacation season in the United States is under way and many are planning to go ... nowhere.
Once a software engineer, multilingual bar owner Thierry de Dobbeleer has evolved into a cultural ambassador for his native land.
Why a Chinese designer was asked to create Hans Christian Andersen stamps for Denmark was one part of a months-long cooperation.
The Little Mermaid never got her man, as least not until the Disney version came along. Now two top artists have created a male counterpart.
His magical stamps of Hans Christian Andersen stories transported him to Denmark for the first-day-of-issue ceremonies, where he explored the 19th-century storyteller's birthplace.
While modernization and traditional culture exist in harmony in Tibet autonomous region, religion and secular groups are also thriving.
The 600-year-old Gandan Monastery near Lhasa is thriving with the help of modern conveniences and technology.
The best place to enjoy Samye Monastery's ingenious layout, a mini version of the Buddhist concept of the universe, is on the top floor of central Wuzi Hall.