Travel and Transport

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  • Just as being able to ask for directions is a key skill when visiting China, so is the know-how needed to pay the right fare and obtain the right ticket when using the country's public transportation. This program demonstrates how to use Chinese words and phrases to get around by taxi, bus, and train. Cultural topics include: a trip to the Great Wall, with rich historical background on its construction and military significance; a journey to the mountain resort city of Chengde, with its splendid palaces and temples; and other tourist activities that highlight the beauty and adventure of traveling in the world's most populous country.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 09, 2011.
  • Mode of access: Internet.
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform.
  • Portions in Mandarin with Pinyin subtitles.


  • How to Find a Bus to the Great Wall (3:18) -- Great Wall of China (0:59) -- Train Tickets to Chende (2:48) -- Chengde's Imperial History (2:33) -- Puning Temple (1:42) -- Buddhism (2:12) -- Credits: Travel and Transport (0:31)
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