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Reviewed 5 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 3.30pm approx). A good learning experience for both young and old about the evolution of mankind.

3  Thank Speis75
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Reviewed 28 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 Logue Bridge can be included in a one day trip.
First class and thoroughly enjoyed

2  Thank Keithfoster
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

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.

4  Thank WaynePod
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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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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 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.

5  Thank Jariya
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