Rishengchang Former Bank

Rishengchang Former Bank, Pingyao County: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Rishengchang Former Bank Reviews: 4/5

Rishengchang Former Bank
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada2,982 contributions
You can bank on it..... one of the first banks
Oct 2019
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.
Written February 25, 2020
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Trisha J
Whangarei, New Zealand44 contributions
very informative with lots of interesting relics
Oct 2019
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
Written January 18, 2020
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Martin G
Washington DC, DC94 contributions
Aa Bank is a Bank
Oct 2019
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 draft system. Better to spend time on the city walls and wandering through the old city.
Written November 3, 2019
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Ann P
84 contributions
Very interesting and well preserved
Oct 2019
A good introduction and insight as to how Pingyao became so influential and wealthy from trade and banking.
Written October 30, 2019
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waldentenn
Signal Mountain, TN751 contributions
Intersting
Sep 2019
Pingyao made its mark as a banking center and several museums, including this one, document this history.
Written September 8, 2019
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Josep Sans
Sabadell, Spain310 contributions
A piece of history
Aug 2019
Very nice historical building where you can visit the underground safes where they used to store Gold and silver.
Included in the Pingyao old city pass.
Written September 3, 2019
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Alistair450
Auckland Central, New Zealand135 contributions
An Interesting Site
Apr 2019 • Couples
The Rishengchang Former Bank is a very interesting venue to visit. The bank is historically important and occupies quite a large compound that shows the banking rooms and a number of other rooms associated with it. Displays add to the interest and show life associated with the bank and the times. It was easy to spend a good hour here and this venue is recommended.
Written April 28, 2019
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TravelingCat22
Tucson, AZ2,396 contributions
The best among so many similar ones
Nov 2018 • Couples
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 that if you don't have much time or risk of becoming jaded after the visit of five, pick this one. It is the largest and most well-kept. Also beware that you can only visit each site once.
Written February 26, 2019
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Andrew Goh
Singapore, Singapore6,332 contributions
Interesting history of chinese banking
Dec 2018 • Family
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 service provided to many business man. However it was a dangerous business to provide such serve as lots of robber along the way and need to Ensure the safety of the money transfer . Hence this becomes an important trade back in chinese history. Do come and learn if you happen to be in Pinyao city .
Written December 13, 2018
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Bill B
London, Canada48 contributions
Worth a visit for the history & architecture
Sep 2018 • Friends
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 from Western-style banks.
The Bank compound is a major example of outdoor courtyard architecture. It was interesting to see the layout of the bank including various separate courtyard rooms for the various departments of the bank.
The let-down of our visit, however, was the rather dilapidated condition of the exhibits and property in general. The grubbiness did detract from our overall positive impression.
Written December 11, 2018
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