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Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site

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Introduction to Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site

It is believed that the Peking Man chose Zhoukoudian as its habitat due to the limestone caves. To see the remains and fossils excavated at The Peking Man Site, tourists can visit the exhibition hall located at Dragon Bone Hill. The exhibition hall is separated into 7 rooms. Room 1 exhibits fossil remains of the Peking Man and stone tools used. There is also evidence that the Peking Man knew how to use fire. The exhibits on show clearly depict the Peking Man’s appearance and living conditions. 

In Room 2 there are more stone tools, bone needles, decorative objects and animal fossils. Room 3 shows fossils of man discovered in other parts of China, such as Dingcun Man, Hetao Man, Ziyang Man, Zhalainuoer Man and other fossil copies of the ancient jungle ape, southern ancient ape, Java Man and other fossils which can provide a better understanding of the human evolutionary stages. For an introduction to the geological history of Peking Man's residence site and the process of human and animal evolution through different geological periods tourists should take a visit to Room 4. Room 5 and 6 exhibit vertebrate fossils including fish fossils found in other locations around Zhoukoudian. Finally the seventh room contains the fossils of some animals species hunted by the Peking Man.

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No.1 Zhoukoudian Street, Fangshan District, Beijing

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Travel Information

Admission Fee: 30 Yuan for Museum, 30 Yuan for Site Park (Children below 1.2 meters are admitted at half-price). 
Opening Hours: 8:30AM - 4:30PM  (1st Apr – 31st Oct), 8:30AM - 4:00PM (1st Nov – 31st Mar)
Best Time to Visit: Suitable to visit all year round.

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Main Sights

Zhoukoudian Museum, Fossils

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1. Take bus 917 from Tianqiao Bus Station to Zhoukoudian.

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Travel Tips 

1. Avoid visiting during summer holidays and Golden Week in October.


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