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Why Peking Man Site is Worth a Visit

We are surrounded by the modern tastes and the deep traditional cultures. There are many mysteries are waiting for unveiling. For the tourists who are holding man curiosities all wanted to explore the primitive life of human ancestors. Then the first-rank place will be the Beijing Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian.

Peking Man Site

Deep Origin of Peking Man Site
Located in the suburb area of Beijing, Zhoukoudian is a natural habitat of human ancestors tracing back to over 700,000 years ago. In this area, multiplied descendents, from year to year formed the famous and spectacular Paleolithic Age. We are all familiar with this period and it indicated the origin of human beings. So, in the tourists, it is regarded as the cradle of Chinese civilization. Just in this charming and the mysterious land, Peking ma left their footprints and lifestyles waiting for the appreciation and research. Now, wandering here for appreciating, you would feel more mysterious about the remains and the sites which gave you a rare opportunity to explore the primitive life of human ancestors. So, Zhoukoudian has become a must-explore place for the tourists.

Wonderful Findings in Zhoukoudian
Just located in a hill, there are eight sites of ancient human remains are discovered. In addition to this, over 26 localities found have been excavated. Most attractive is that over 118 kinds of animal fossils and 100,000 stone wares are unearthed. From these fossils and remains, you could guess the existence of humanoid species 500,000 years ago in Beijing area. Coming to this area, what you should you pay much attention will be the three representatives remains: Peking Man Site, Upper Cave Man Site and the New Cave Man Site. That most attractive will be the Upper Cave Man Site. Here, in addition to the bone needles and animal teeth there also the necklaces used as decorations all attract large crowds. Every time the find would arouse a process of Human civilization. No matter in the study of the origins or the evolution of the human species, these cultural relics are very evaluable. In order to inhabit this process, there is a museum was founded. In this museum, there are more than 3,000 cultural relics exhibited mainly including fossils and other animal bones from apes to human.

With storing so many civilization treasures and footprints, Zhoukoudian will receive more success in the future!

Why You Should Put Great Wall on Your Bucket List

As we all know, Beijing is a city of diversity and contrasts, with historical and culture treasures dotting every corner of the sprawling metropolis. There are many historical sights worth exploring while visiting Beijing, but the Great Wall is second to none!

Graet Wall in Beijing

Long-standing Historic Value
During the Spring and Autumn Warring States period, the kings gave orders to build the Great Wall in order to defend the invasion of other countries. The construction of Beacon Tower, together with the walls joined together, formed the earliest Great Wall. Later the successive kings also reinforced and restored the Great Wall. The Great Wall has a history of tens of thousands of years, hence the name of the Great Wall. According to records, the construction of the Great Wall took nearly a million workers to complete, which accounted for 1/20 of the total population. There was no machinery available back then, all completed by manpower, built on high mountains and lofty hills, as well as steep cliff - very difficult to climb up. The Great Wall can be dated back to the Spring and Autumn period, but today it generally refers to the Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty. Visitors to the Great Wall from home and abroad are all amazed by its grand scale, solidity and its significance. It embodies the wisdom of the ancients, willpower, perseverance and endurance of the Chinese nation. Therefore, the Great Wall is not only a rare historical treasure of China, but also the pride of the whole world.

Incredible Hiking Experience
No other outdoor exercise beats the hiking on the Great Wall! There are many sections of the wall to explore – the well restored, the off the beaten path sections, crumbling ruins – all very impressive and enchanting! With a hiking on the wall, all you have to do is just enjoy yourself with the outdoors, the fresh air as well as the splendid stone paths. Ever since the Great Wall was opened to the tourists, the Great Wall hiking has become one of the most popular things to do in Beijing. No matter which section you are heading to, especially those remote sections, the crumbling trails are very popular with backpackers and travelers from home and abroad. You can easily spend the best part of your day exploring the amazing engineering feat of China with a hiking!

Overall, the Great Wall is not to be missed while visiting Beijing!

Why Peking Opera Show List as Traditional Art Culture

For tourists in Beijing, apart from appreciating the world wonders – Great Wall and the representative attractions like Forbidden City, Peking Opera Show also lure a large crowd. Why called it Beijing traditional art? Why appreciate Beijing culture from it?

Peking Opera

Prosperous History of Peking Opera
For local Beijing people, they always regarded the Peking Opera Show as the treasure of Beijing. It is said that it will be regret without sparing enough time to enjoy Peking Opera during Beijing tour. First, it has incomparable history about over 160 years. It created many fists in Chinese dramas including the abundance of repertoires, the number of artists, opera troupes and spectators. It is rented as the quintessence of China. When relating to its history, it would be tracing back to its origin. Earlier in the forming period, it developed from absorbing many other dramatic forms. However, most of them are from the local drama Huiban which is very popular in the south China area. At that time, it has housed certain performing style, soft music, lifelike performance, literature, aria and face-painting. From that time, it experienced developing and standard.

Specific Roles in Beijing Opera Performance
There will be no performance specified and colorful as Peking Opera. It is divided into three main roles and each of them has certain performing style and features. The role of Sheng referred to a common name of male character which is containing the Laosheng and Xiaosheng. However, the performers playing as the roles are not must be the male. Female is also available. Laosheng referred to the middle-aged man with a beard who is always acting as the decency figure. Dan referred to the general name for female. It housed the Zhengdan, Huadan, Laodan and Wudan. The most familiar Qingyi is just referring to the Zhengdan. In the performance, she always plays the part of the strong-minded middle-aged woman. Last main role will be the Jing. It pointed to the male characters with unique appearance.

Typical Facial Painting
In the Peking Opera Show, Lianpu is common style for calling their appearance. Different roles have certain facial-painting. Colors of Lianpu are varied with each representing a characteristic. Each of them is connecting closely.

After these elements, it is no doubt that Peking Opera is called as the treasure of Beijing traditional art!

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