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Rishengchang Former Bank

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Reviewed February 24, 2017

The bank underground is pretty incredible, with the amount of gold stored there (or would have been before). The rest of the site is offices, where the stewards would count up the total amount of revenue for each week, as well as bedrooms and a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Lady_Snowhawk
Reviewed December 20, 2016

Very interesting place. Learn about how they "code" their "cheque" , the living quarters of the various staff etc.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank MingGe
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Buy a entry ticket for all historic attractions in Pingyao (costs 130 yuan). Then visit all the sites. The exchange shop tells the history of trade in the region. Unfortunately, most stories are in Chinese so we missed 'part of the fun'.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank RobTheF
Reviewed September 9, 2016

After 2.5 days visiting Pingyao this was literally the last attraction we went through. Too bad, because relatively speaking it was one of the better sites. It certainly made sense of the historical importance of the city. Wish this was the first or near first...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank bransom_13
Reviewed September 6, 2016

The actual displays are not that interesting and are very simple. The only interest we found is what I titled above. In contrast to the business of the main roads, the inner courts of the place give a better idea about the old town.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank DannyD777
Reviewed August 26, 2016

Amazing countyard, like a wealthy family. You could learn a lot about Chinese banking system from it and very impressive for its successful story back to 200 years ago. Piaohao is another name in China ancent history for the bank.

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Eat-Drink-Online
Reviewed August 13, 2016

The ancient banking complex is one of the highlights of Pingayo old town. So many warren like rooms and alleys to visit once inside, all behind black lacquered doors and windows. Really atmospheric and a great spot to visit. Included in the Pingyao ancient town...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed June 29, 2016

If you’re not into history, the bank may seem underwhelming. If you want to learn about how and why the first bank in China was established, how it grew, and how it spawned similar and competitor banks, get a local guide and visit Rishengchang Bank....More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank LoveandLive2Travel
Reviewed May 28, 2016

The Rishengchang Bank was definitely the highlight of our 3-day trip to Pingyao. While much of the city has been over-restored, this complex still looked like it probably did before domestic tourism became big business in China. The recent history of Pingyao can pretty much...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Ashok-Seenu
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

I am always possive, but I will take this out of our itinerary. Two courtyards with in every room with some old dusty furniture..I expected to see a bit more bankmatters...but what can you expect from 1823?

Date of experience: May 2016
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