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 minutes there, with medium traffic. A bad accident added another 30 min on the return leg. The site is pleasant to wander around and well signed. Although the main site (#1) is a bit confusing - two groups of Chinese asked me for help to find it (some signs say "Peking Man" and other refer by number "1" - same place). It was nice to see locals interested in the history, including some nice elderly folks I kept running into. If you are in Beijing for a long time, make the trip and use it as a reason to get out of the city for a day to see a UNESCO site.
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