Arthur M Sackler Museum of Art & Archaeology


Exhibits at this museum on the campus of Peking University include the skeleton of the Jinniushan Man, thought to be more than 250,000 years old, bronze artefacts, jade and other relics from primordial China. Bring your passport for entry. Pairs well with a stroll through the historical campus.

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3. Tsinghua University

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