- 1 Day Tours
- 2 Days Package
- 3 Days Sightseeing
- 4 Days Best Beijing
- 5 Days with Hutong
- 1 Week Beijing Xian
- 1 Week Beijing Shanghai
- 1 Day Tours to Xian Terracotta Warriors
Beijing 1-Day Tour: Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site
Fossils of the Skull of the Peking Men
We suggest you start this independent Beijing tour with the Zhoukoudian Site Museum. The exterior of the museum looks exactly like a giant stone implement left by ancient humans. Exhibits in the Site Museum are mainly fossils of the Peking Men and other animal bones as well as ancient stone tools which can be dated back to 20 to 70 thousand years ago. You can find skulls of ancient humans well preserved in glass exhibition standing at every corner of the museum. The unearthed stone implements are all hung against a wall to help visitors make a comparison between one and another. In multi-media display hall, the Peking Men's everyday life like hunting, making fire, and playing are vividly reproduced. You can even 'have an interaction' with the Peking Men to compare height and brain volume.
When you exit from the exhibition hall, walk northwards for about 10 minutes to the Zhoukoudian Site Park. Here, you can make further exploration at the excavation sites, including the Apeman Cave where the skull of Peking Man was unearthed, and the Upper Cave Site which is famous for housing a large amount of stone implements.
Stone Flower Cave
The Stone Flower Cave boasts unique karst landscape. Bizarre limestone makes the cave more like a mysterious crystal palace. The cave is surrounded by mountains with streams flowing through. The fresh air, verdant trees, and beautiful scenery will give you a good and relaxed mood. There are hotels, restaurants, and home-inn in and near the cave, so you can spend one night there if you have enough time.
To get back to the city, you can take a Fangshan bus no. 43 to Shihuadong Lukou, and then change to bus no. 833 to Suzhuang to take a subway back to downtown Beijing.
Recommended Guided Tours:
Beijing One-Day Tours from $59 per person
Other Independent Beijing 1-Day Tours:
Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace: admire the elegance of ancient Chinese royal architecture
Ox Street Mosque & Liulichang: to Ox Street Mosque, Fayuan Temple, Taoranting Park, Liulichang Cultural Street
Fragrant Hills Park & Wofo Temple: day tour to see fall colors on the Fragrant Hills