Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site (周口店北京猿人遗址)

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Ma Ke
1 Zhoukoudian Dajie
Zhoukoudian, better known as the site of Peking Man – one of the first specimens of homo erectus – is one of the most important palaeontological sites in the world, and one of Beijing's seven Unesco World Heritage sites. All of the human remains in the museum are replicas (the originals vanished in 1941) but the primitive tools and animal skeletons from the mid-to-late Pleistocene era are genuine. You can also explore the 15 excavation sites; the Peking Man cave is the deepest, darkest and most bone-chilling of them all, the exact site where man’s ancient ancestor lived some 500,000 to 700,000 years ago.

Don’t miss ‘Locality 4’, where evidence of the first-ever use of fire was found.
Estimated time Two-to-three hours.
English provisions Translations are comprehensive, and of a good standard.
Venue name: Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site (周口店北京猿人遗址)
Opening hours: 8.30am-4.30pm daily
Admission: 30RMB
English address: 1 Zhoukoudian Dajie, Fangshan district
Chinese address: 房山区周口店大街1号周口店
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