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Address: Dapu Village, Pingyao County 031100, China
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7:55 am - 5:31 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:55 am - 5:31 pm

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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.

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Wilson, North Carolina
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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.

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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.

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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

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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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Maryland
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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.

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One of the highlights included in the 3-day pass for the old city that is required to enter most of the interesting buildings.

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This small courtyard contains some small rooms for different banks part.Interesting to visit an old bank ,here in old china,winch works for more than 100 years.

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Hangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Maybe i'm a bit bias in this review as i'm an accountant and found it amazed that they have the same role back then :) with pretty much the same job description. This site have more information in english, and apparently, this was one of the first (if it was not the first) of modern bank, and was very huge... More 

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Address: Dapu Village, Pingyao County 031100, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanxi  >  Pingyao County
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:55 am - 5:31 pm
Monday 7:55 am - 5:31 pm
Tuesday 7:55 am - 5:31 pm
Wednesday 7:55 am - 5:31 pm
Thursday 7:55 am - 5:31 pm
Friday 7:55 am - 5:31 pm
Saturday 7:55 am - 5:31 pm
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