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Address: Zhoukoudian, Beijing 100028, China
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“Peking Man” was the nickname given to the human fossils dating as far back...

“Peking Man” was the nickname given to the human fossils dating as far back as 18,000 – 11,000 B.C. that were discovered in this small Chinese village. ,

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If you have seen most of Beijing's main tourist attractions and is willing to see something out of the mainstream, Peking Man is a good option. Unfortunately, the main cave was... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have seen most of Beijing's main tourist attractions and is willing to see something out of the mainstream, Peking Man is a good option. Unfortunately, the main cave was blocked due to a construction. They are building a huge cover and looks like it is going to be great when finished. Nevertheless, there is a nice trail around... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The site is an active dig, but you cant see any of the activity. I suggest going to the museum first and buy tickets for the show as they are limited then go to the site and finish up at the museum. The museum is very interactive and a must go.

2 Thank Seattle60Gary
Changchun, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

I went to the Peking Man World Heritage site by public buses from Beijing and it is quite a lengthy journey. The area is well looked after with neatly trimmed paths, good signposts and viewing points. I found the caves fascinating even though there is not so much to see. As a child, I was always interested in 'cavemen' and... More 

2 Thank Roaming2011
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

Since my children were learning about stone age etc, we thought it would be a good place for a little education in the midst of our holiday. Old fossils and bones are displayed with explanation in a museum. There is even a 3D film about the Peking Man but only two shows per day (one at 10am and another at... More 

2 Thank Speis75
Atherton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

We had previously done most of the more well known attractions of Beijing so decided on a visit to this site. The new Museum that has just opened is first class and would be enjoyed by all including children. It is about 45 minutes from the centre of Beijing but other attractions such as the Stone Flower caves and the... More 

1 Thank Keithfoster
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Having first heard of Peking Man in anthropology classes in university, I had to visit the site while living in China. It's true that there is not a whole lot for average tourists but those with an interest in the field will likely enjoy it. Having a car, I drove out, which was straightforward enough. Travel time was around 75... More 

2 Thank WaynePod
Beijing, Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

This site is my favorite site in Beijing partly for I majored in Anthropology at University. I took the subway to Suzhuan station and then transferred to bus 917. I like the Upper Cave and the exhibition of the museum. This site is good for discovery tour or education tour.

1 Thank Billy Z
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

While in Beijing I hired a car to visit the Peking man caves in the outskirts of Beijing about a 40 ninute drive.It is out of the usual popular tourist destinations.At the site entance there is a huge head of the Peking Man made in Bronze and a museum.Inside the museum (A small fee is charged) there are some tools... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

find the describtion what you can see also from others, i just have to add, that the area is the original one, you can walk through ... and thats it. the museum is 70year-style and you learn nothing. the place is difficulty to reach (but you can reach it with different busses), it's within the beijing bus system area, the... More 

2 Thank joedi2
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

I decided to go to the Zhoukoudian site to get out of Beijing and to do something different. For an archaeologist, this might be terrific but as a tourist, this is an attraction that can be skipped. Despite the excellent directions provided here, I ended up hiring a car to get here so the trip was relatively fast. What I... More 

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