Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site

Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site

Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site
3.5
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“Peking Man” was the nickname given to the human fossils dating as far back as 18,000 – 11,000 B.C. that were discovered in this small Chinese village. ,
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Bruce B
Cortez, CO27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I recently participated in an event at Zhoukoudian related to the site. I stayed at a nearby venue with the other delegates so all of the logistical arrangements were made for me, so I can't speak to them. Our visit included guided tours of the archaeological site and the museum. As an archaeologist I had studied the site history and its significance at university and so had a good idea what to expect. However, I was very pleased to see the new facilities and how this world heritage site is being preserved and interpreted for the public. Everything is very well done with most signs etc having English and Mandarin texts. The museum is only 4 years old and very well done. My only reservation is the 4-D presentation. The special electronic glasses (3-D) didn't work for most of us and the animated story was targeted at pre-teens with little relevance to the site's relevance. Never the less, I recommend a visit for anybody remotely intereted in the origins of humanity.
Written 25 August 2019
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Tom Guo
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Last Sunday I went to Zhoukoudian Site Museum with my friends.We set out at 8:00,after which we went to the destination by car.The building was very big and wonderful.We saw various exhibits such as fossils of Peking Man.I got knowledge of the history of the Peking man and excavate.The guide was very friendly and had great learning.And knowledge is useful in history.I also joined in a interesting competition with many other children and growing up of drill wood to make fire.It was interesting.Belive in or not,I won the first prize in the competition and got an interesting book of Peking man.I was very happy.What a wonderful day it was!
Written 9 March 2019
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA8,216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Quite nice to break from normal China tourist stuff.

Loved the history.

So sad the the head was stolen after the war and occupation by Japan.

The story is magnificent and exhibits are well done.

Easy to get around.
Written 18 October 2018
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Michael C
Bangkok95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
The bus trip took nearly 2 hours from Beijing, primarily because it stops at every single bus stop along the way. I wished that the Museum carries more real artifacts, rather than replicas. Also, wanting are English Language translations. Museum is separate from the Cave.
Written 16 September 2018
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada4,655 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
The place was relatively easy to get to from Beijing-2 hours by bus. (Bus 616 from Beijing West south side bus station then change to Bus 38 at Liangxiang Ximen for Zhoukoudian). It took 1.5 hrs return as I took the #38 bus to the Liangxiangnanguan metro station on the Fangshan line). You will see the metro stops on the route back.
I was not aware of the closed sections of the Peking Man site in the research done on the site before I left. Perhaps it was on Chinese sites? Like others reviewers, I would abstain until the main cave is reopened. The cave cover will be impressive once completed by 2020, hopefully. The grounds are interesting with many sculptures of prehistoric animals, a fish pond and trails that criss-cross the site. At the main entrance is a short video presentation in English that outlines the history of the place. There's a children's education centre here as well as an archaeological museum on site a little further away that is worth a visit. The cost was 60 yuan which was perhaps, a little much, but after spending 2 hours getting there, it felt like a necessary expense. I found the most interesting and succinct information on stall door plaques in the men's bathroom? Not sure if there's any in the women's?
Written 19 May 2018
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H888
Hong Kong, China626 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
I first visited Zhoukoudian in 2011. At that time it was only the old science hall exhibit and the caves. Which you were pretty much free to ramble through and explore.

Today's 2018 visit revealed that much has changed at the site, and until the archiologist and construction team complete the new cave cover, a large engineering feat currently undeway, then there's nothing to see here at the actual site. The old museum science centre is now a kids education hall, which is OK. But not worth paying 60rmb to get into the park area. 70 percent of the grounds are off limits due to the construction.

What is new is a large museum at the base of the cave relics area. It's about a 1km walk between the two sites and accross the railway tracks. So walkable but most people drive. The museum is OK if you're into archiology, but really not much there.

So overalla, I enjoyed my first visit much more than my 2nd. Progress of development has changed the charm of Zhoukoudian for me. So it's off my recommendation list, at least until the new cover to the caves allows rentry there.

Tip. Stay away until after 2020. Check that construction is complete before you go.
Written 1 May 2018
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manju
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
They have the thousand and million years back homo sapiens which were research by the China people. Now it is currently in Malaysia's National Museum.
Written 2 April 2018
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Leandro R
59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
If you have seen most of Beijing's main tourist attractions and is willing to see something out of the mainstream, Peking Man is a good option. Unfortunately, the main cave was blocked due to a construction. They are building a huge cover and looks like it is going to be great when finished. Nevertheless, there is a nice trail around the park. It is very well kept and way above regular Chinese standards. It is clean, full of signs and pleasant to see. Worth to see if you have plenty of time in Beijing.
Written 3 March 2017
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Gary R
Seattle, WA279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
The site is an active dig, but you cant see any of the activity. I suggest going to the museum first and buy tickets for the show as they are limited then go to the site and finish up at the museum. The museum is very interactive and a must go.
Written 26 July 2016
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Mary W
Changchun, China104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
I went to the Peking Man World Heritage site by public buses from Beijing and it is quite a lengthy journey. The area is well looked after with neatly trimmed paths, good signposts and viewing points. I found the caves fascinating even though there is not so much to see. As a child, I was always interested in 'cavemen' and this was the real thing. There are interesting explanations in English at the various stopping points on the trail and you can go inside some of the caves.
Written 24 April 2015
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