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Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site

Zhoukoudian, Beijing 100028, China
010/6930-1272
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Ranked #324 of 1,244 attractions in Beijing
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Owner description: “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... more » Owner description: “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. , « less
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Atherton, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 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

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 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.

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NEPEAN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 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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germany
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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

I enjoyed my trip out here. It may not be the most enthralling World Heritage Site but it did provide a nice way to get off the beaten track from the Chinese capital. Just thought I would post some details on getting to Peking Man site on public transport, as there wasn't anywhere that had a full run down when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

The site is outstanding. The grounds are very clean, well labeled & easy to follow. The site was a pleasure to visit. Having studied the site, the designers allowed visitors to really get a first hand look at the various caves and the layout of the excavations. The sculptures outside of the park and museum were fun. The museum content... More

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Makati, Philippines
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

From Beijing, my brothers and I rented a taxi to get to the Peking Man Site. It is a 2-hour drive from the city center, taking into account the morning rush hour. I'm happy to report that Beijing taxis are willing to use their meters for this long trip. One would need a deep appreciation of natural history and culture... More

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Bangladesh
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2009

A wonderful place that depicts how human ancestors lived and survived in time before emergence of modern civilization. I felt need of hotels to stay nearby.

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