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Rishengchang Former Bank

Dapu Village, Pingyao County 031100, China
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  • Excellent27%
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  • Poor4%
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“small museum” (2 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
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Dapu Village, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This was the first bank in China . Was formed on a network of a business selling pigments . Then began to transfer money by letters from city to city and became a commercial bank . This small museum reflects the development of banking in...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

China played a major role in developing currency and credit systems, and Pingyao was at the center of this development. The Rischengchang Bank gives you a quick and brief look into how the early China credit system works. If you're interested in such things, it's...More

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Reviewed December 14, 2017

This place shows you how an ancient bank operates. It's one of the most famous attractions in Pingyao, can be crowded. Maybe a good idea to hire a guide to understand. If not, they have signs and explanations on the wall. You can't really say...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Actually a building which reflects the life that once was. This monetary activity that gave him the title of being the pioneer and business, important for the development of the country. Their situation helped him being on the trade routes between the East and the...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

We were taken here by our guide who explained how the bank came about and operated. We could see each room with many old articles so from the receiving of money to its distribution every step was. This is an interesting and informative insight into...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

This bank does not have an underground vault so those reviews with it are for another bank. But this bank is the first that came up with the idea of exchanging real physical money for their paper notes so that you will not be robbed...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

A lot of reviews and pictures here refer to a different bank - Xietongqing. If you have limited time, visit Xietongqging. Rishengchang is just mediocre.

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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Note many of the reviews listed here refer to the Xie Tong Qing Draft Bank in Pingyao - far more accessible, well worth the visit and is the oldest Bank in China

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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Of the 16 musesums in pongyao dont miss this one as it is interesting to see the underground vsults where they kept the gold and slver.

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

This is the oldest private bank in China and is fascinating. In those days, it was just book-keeping and the technology was the abacus. The manager (big boss) had the luxury of a horse-drawn carriage. Interesting to find guestrooms in the bank, presumably because customers...More

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