Visit the Zhoukoudian Peking Man Museum and Marco Polo Bridge on a 8-hour self-guided sightseeing trip from Beijing. With a friendly private driver, your tour has a flexible itinerary, meaning you can decide what other sights you would like to see along the way if there is free time.
Your private driver will pick you up from your central Beijing hotel at approximately 8:30 in the morning, and travel southwest for an hour to the Macro Polo Bridge.
The Macro Polo Bridge is the oldest existing multi-arched stone bridge in the Beijing area. Construction of the original bridge on this site commenced in 1189 and ended in 1192 and was later reconstructed in 1698. The Lugou Bridge is 266.5 meters in length and 9.3 meters in width, supported on 11 piers. At the side of the bridge stand two steles. On each of the 281 white marble pillars stands a stone lion. The most intriguing feature of these beasts is the fact that there are more lions hiding on the head, back or under the belly or on paws of each of the big lions. After exploring the bridge, your driver will take you on an approximate 40-minute to the Zhoukoudian Peking Man Museum.
Peking Man site at Zhoukoudian is a Pleistocene hominid site on the North China Plain. This site lies about 42 km south-west of Beijing and is at the juncture of the North China Plain and the Yanshan Mountains. Adequate water supplies and natural limestone caves in this area provided an optimal survival environment for early humans. Scientific work at the site is still under way. So far, ancient human fossils, cultural remains and animal fossils from 23 localities within the property dating from 5 million years ago to 10,000 years ago have been discovered by scientists. Afterward, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Beijing.