The Wangfujing Paleolithic Museum is located at the paleolithic ruins found under the Oriental Plaza, Beijing. The vibrant forests inhabited by vigorous animals and the hunting life of Peking Man 25,000 years ago are revived with the traces of hunting, making fire, and making tools here. The stone anvils, hammer stones, cores, and flakes unearthed in the ruins are displayed in the over 300-square-meter exhibition hall. The bones of prehistoric creatures, such as primitive oxen, sika deer, ostrich, and fishes, and the more than 20,000-year-old artificial bone tools, like the bone spades and bone flakes, are exhibited. The remains and relics which show human of late Pleistocene using fire are presented as well.
With tremendous figures and pictures, murals, and sculptures, the exhibition vividly demonstrates the life of the 25,000-year-old ancestors who hunted, cooked, rested, and made tools in the current Wangfujing area. The Museum has specially prepared DIY-highlighted visit programs, such as computer touch screen, for young visitors. The ruin is another remarkable discovery in paleolithic remains and relics in Beijing after the discovery of Peking Man at Zhoukoudian.
1. The Museum provides fossils for visitors to touch and take photos; 2. Visitors can try reviving ancient creatures on their own.
1P3, Oriental Plaza, No. 1, Chang’an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Take subway to Wangfujing and head for Oriental Plaza (Exit A); take Bus 1, 4, 10, 37, 52, 57, 103, 104, 337, 867, 813, 814 and get off at Wangfujing Station or Dongdan Station. The entrance of the Museum is in the passageway to the subway station, the first street of the Malls at Oriental Plaza, the South Gate of Wangfujing.
On weekdays: 10:00—16:30; on weekends: 10:00—18:30
10 yuan for adults and 5 yuan for students.
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