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Xietongqing Unincorporated Bank Museum

Xietongqing Unincorporated Bank Museum,South Main Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Highly recommend this bank over other banks

This bank is the biggest among former banks. Also, this place has the best display in underground... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2017
Geminican
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San Jose
Not the first bank but one of the biggest

This is not the first bank in China but it is one of the biggest in Pingyao. The underground vault... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2017
AndrewYew
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Singapore, Singapore
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Xietongqing Unincorporated Bank Museum,South Main Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Reviewed December 16, 2017

This bank is the biggest among former banks. Also, this place has the best display in underground "gold" cave where you see how the golds were stored. At other former banks, you wouldn't be able to see it. So, do visit!

Thank Geminican
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

This is not the first bank in China but it is one of the biggest in Pingyao. The underground vault is immense and only a small section is opened for visitors. the operation of the bank is quite similar to the Rishenchang.

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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

If you have time to visit only 1 site in Pingyao old town, this would be it. And do remember to head down to the vault. There are lots of posts in the Rishengchang thread that are actually referring to this.

Thank mapleleaf2727
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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

This place was more interesting than the other 'museums' in town - even those that are more famous. You should not miss the underground vaults. Toilets here are disgusting.

Thank Timo R
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

Really a very interesting museum, seeing the first bank of China apparently in action. Seeing how all the money would have used to look like and where it would have been stored was pretty fascinating, however the vaults are pretty easy to access for little...More

Thank Lady_Snowhawk
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

Definitely a must see on the city tour ticket. Great architecture and decor to see and the vaults are unique in the city and not to be missed. More like a temple than a bank and well worth exploring.

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Reviewed July 14, 2016

When you buy the 3 day Pingyao ticket it includes admission to several historical banks. I visited all of them and thought this one was the best. Something very unique is you can walk in the underground vault which has several caves. The buildings in...More

Thank treasejessica
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Reviewed April 22, 2016

Take a look at the vorst bak of China . This is where the old gouvernent kept their money. IT is worth a visit

Thank Marion B
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Reviewed June 24, 2015

This complex was apparently the very first Bank in China. It's very well preserved and can be very busy at times. Theres lots to see and a few of the rooms are set-up with dummies to give you a feel of how it was way...More

Thank Daniel P
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Informative museum about the history of banking and money exchange. Signs were in English and life like models used in the display.

Thank 918Trish
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