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Rishengchang Former Bank

Open Now: 7:55 AM - 5:31 PM
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Dapu Village, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you come to Pinyao, like many other ancient towns, you get an all inclusive ticket to visit as much or as little as you wish. Since money is not an issue, time is. I discovered this bank after many other sites and would say...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelingCat22
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Learnt a lot about the history of chinese money changer and banking history. Started back in Qing dynasty where lots of money exchange services need to take place between city and county.. a transportation of silver and Gold becomes a way of trading and banking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

We spent some time visiting the Rishengchang Draft Bank and found it interesting for history and architecture. The RSC Bank was of historical significance for the Chinese economy from its founding in 1823 'till after the Republican revolution after which it declined under the pressure...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bill B
Reviewed December 1, 2018

definitely a must if you are in pingyao which used to be the banking center of ancient china. you can see the oldest bank in china, find out about the history. still lots of ledgers, cheques and ancient documents are kept here which will help...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

This is built as a compound of a number of buildings all of which you can go in. This is a common design for all the old buildings, including the family compounds outside the city. You get a really good feel of what it must...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Not my typical museum but was pleasantly surprised. Lovely old furniture, and layout just as it was 100 years ago. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank matt_d9
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Not to be missed, this museum show a bank in the 18th century as the 1st China bank (1823), growing to 57 branches nationwide. The museum has a lot of rooms, including offices, living quarters and kitchen, as well as documents and cheques from the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Nice stop of you have one hour and are interested by the way the ancient Chinese bankers kept their values. It is worth to see it once. The explanations in English and French are sometimes misleading so it is better with a guide.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Millenium2016
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

One of the most remarkable buildings in this wonderful open air museum. Together with the Old Government (Court) Office.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

This was the first privately owned bank in China. There are numerous examples of how the bank operated and what the offices were like and how they catered for their customers

Date of experience: August 2018
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