Zhoukoudian Peking Man site
Home of Archeological remains dating back 200,000 years to 500,000 years
Beijing is a home to hundreds of amazing places to discover like the museum of Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, a magnificent place that depicts how human ancestors lived and survived in time before the emergence of modern civilization.
Zhoukoudian Peking Man site which attracts millions of visitors each and every year is a super- abundance of archaeological remains dating back 200,000 to 500,000 years.
From the 1921 discovery of some pale fossils led to the full-scale excavation that disclosed cave dwellings, hearths and “ape man” in the following years.
According to scientific research, it shows that Peking man could walk upright and used tools and fire. The site was listed as one of the Fist Key National Cultural Protection Units in 1961 by the State Council and in 1987 it was listed in UNESCO World Heritage List.
Location: Situated in the village of Zhoukoudian, Fangshan District, about 45 km southwest of Beijing
How to get there
Bus Route: Take bus no.917 at Tianqiao Bus Station and get off at Zhoukoudian Lukou, then change to Fangshan Bus 38 to Yuan Ren Yi Zhi (Peking Men Site)
Or take the official tour bus at Tiananmen Square to Zhoukoudian
Weather/Best Time to Go
Beijing enjoys four distinctive seasons owning to its humid
continental climate, ranging from very warm during the summer: 28C to
38C (82F to 93F), to chilly and dry during the winter: -10C to 10C
(14F to 50F).
All of the year is suitable for your Beijing Water Cube tour. A sunny day is much better, so forecast Beijing weather of your tour.
The restaurant in the museum severs cheap dishes from RMB 10-20/ person
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