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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.