In an attempt to improve its traffic infrastructure, Beijing has been widening new roads and building flyovers. But it still has a problem dealing with the chaotic mix of buses, taxis, cars and bicycles, not to mention pedestrians. Traffic jams are a daily phenomenon. Luckily, you can get away from it all, because just to the north of the capital lies one stretch of the Great Wall, one of the country's most popular tourist sites. The Great Wall snakes its way 6000 km along the north of China. Built over 2000 years ago, it is a staggering feat of engineering and construction. Find out how you can get there by bus.

First broadcast:
4 November 2010

This clip could be used to learn how to buy bus tickets. Advanced students could practise buying other tickets, such as entrance tickets for the Great Wall. Could also be used to introduce the history of the Great Wall. Ask the students to find out interesting facts about the Great Wall and then share with the class.