Peking Man Discovery Site & Shihuadong Rock Formations with Driver Service

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From $125.00

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Departs: Beijing, Beijing

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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The last of the 2 World Heritage Sites in Beijing is perhaps the most difficult to get to because of its distance, but it is part of a wider geopark complex in the southwestern district of Fangshan. The major sites are accessible via public buses but the long travel and waiting times will make it more of a hassle than a proper trip. Renting a vehicle is your best option for this.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Private transportation

Professional English speaking driver

Tolls, Gas, Parking fees

What's Not Included

Entrance ticket

Gratuities (recommend)


Personal costs

Tour Guide

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 9 - 79

Additional Info

  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site
Situated 85km southwest of the city center. Zhoukoudian is an extensive cave system and the discovery site of the specimens of Peking Man, believed by some to be ancestors of the Chinese people. Major parts of the cave system are closed for rehabilitation, including the Upper Cave Man discovery site of the first few Peking Man fossils. Fret not if you want to see more of the archaeological site, because the park ticket (RMB 30) includes a hike to the Longgu Hill where you can see replicas of the other mammalian species discovered in the site. The nearby Zhoukoudian Site Museum is open for public until 4pm every day.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Whether or not Zhoukoudian is that optional item off your Beijing Bucket List, it’s still worth visiting as further north (around 30 min driving) will bring you to a fascinating destination: the Shihuadong or the Stone Flower Cave. The seven-layer underground cave system spans an area of 1.8 hectares and has spectacular halls full of different types of stalagmites, stalactites, and limestone pillars. Don’t miss the fourth underground layer where you can see the eponymous "stone flowers," or newly formed stalagmites with needle-like appendages that resemble fresh snowflakes. Beyond that, the cave gets steeper. The cave is cool, at around 13-15 degrees Celsius all year long, so it’s a great destination during the summertime.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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