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This former bank is now a museum to banking in Pingyao that was the banking capitol of China. At one point the bank had 33 branches. Banking center from 1823 to 1932 and introduced paper money in 1920.
As part of our Pingyo walking tour we went to the bank- was amazed at how it all started here in China. Old photos and relics helped acknowledge Pingyaos part in China's banking history
While the wealth of Pingyao was founded on the banking system established here, a bank is still a bank. A quick tour of the inside is enough to show you how an old bank looked, complete with life sized mannequins and descriptions of the silver that passed through here and the…
A good introduction and insight as to how Pingyao became so influential and wealthy from trade and banking.
Pingyao made its mark as a banking center and several museums, including this one, document this history.