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Address: Dapu Village, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Rishengchang Former Bank in Pingyao

It is unfortunately a little crowded. Some rooms are quite poor in decoration and seems to be very artificially recreated for the museum purpose...

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

It is unfortunately a little crowded. Some rooms are quite poor in decoration and seems to be very artificially recreated for the museum purpose...

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

It is worth visiting this interesting building and see how people handled their money during the last centuries

Thank RickSchleifer
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Like many other ancient little towns in China, Pingyao has been overly-commercialized, or 'ruined‘, in some opinion. Renewed 'old buildings', boring souvnier shops, fabricated legends. The ONLY place in Pingyao that we found interesting is Rishengchang, a former bank. It's not a bank in themodern westen sense, but is rooted deeply in traditional Chinese culture, ethics, and concept of business.... More 

Thank tensaisimon
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This place is the birth of banking into China, it's provide a great insight how banking started in China but all information and description is in Chinese.

Thank DaisyC153
Wilson, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The multi room bank compound is fascinating and a visit provides a sense of the city's important historical role. It was the very end of the Silk Road in terms of being a money repository. Well worth the visit.

Thank SWard10
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It can enrich the knowledge for the commercial business, like a bank. To catch up the show on the other sight seeing location, I did not finish to look around and went out. Later I could not enter again. A friendly reminder: the visitor can only visit each building one time although the ticket is availabe for three days.

Thank hamdan268
Herzlia, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

the old bank of the city made as a paid entrance museum, in my point of view, nothing special to talk about

Thank Zippi_11
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The 120 yuan ticket sold in Pingyao covers all the museums and the walls (but with only one entry to each attraction permitted); I'm not sure who would be able - or want - to see all the museums, but given Pingyao's place in the history of finance in China it is well worth visiting this museum, which is clearly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Very good history of how the bank employees were deployed, the status of the "upper eschelon managers, and the riches of the province until the foreigners arrived.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The museum is well set up and walking through the connected courtyards you get a sense of what life in the early banks of China was like. It was interesting to see the early use of water marks for currency authentification.

Thank Cararmme

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