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 used by Peking man and some bone fragments of animals that have been eaten by Peking man found during excavations. It also has many pictures and lifelike statues of Peking Mans family life in the area when they lived in the caves.
These is also story about the skull of peking man found on this site and was stolen many years ago.
The museum also has a souvenir shop and washrooms
There is a trail that leads to several caves ( The Caves are empty) . There are some staues around the caves which depict various activities of the Peking man like hunting, preparing a meal etc
The trail to the caves has some narrow high pathways and steep stairs.
The caves are abandoned and well kept. One cave has the sign where the Peking Mans skull was discoverd
I found it exciting to visit this place.
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