Museum of Chinese "Xietongqing"Ancient Bank

Museum of Chinese "Xietongqing"Ancient Bank, Pingyao County: Address, Phone Number, Museum of Chinese "Xietongqing"Ancient Bank Reviews: 5/5

Museum of Chinese "Xietongqing"Ancient Bank

Museum of Chinese "Xietongqing"Ancient Bank
5
What people are saying

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Tours and Tickets

The area
Address
Best nearby
We rank these restaurants and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location.
Restaurants
13 within 5 kms
Attractions
37 within 5 kms

5.0
8 reviews
Excellent
7
Very good
1
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

TravelingCat22
Tucson, AZ2,396 contributions
The very best of all banks or escort agencies - a must see - the one if you only visit one
Jan 2019 • Couples
This bank was founded in 1856 and closed in 1913; his site was occupied by the Chamber of Commerce and after 1949 by a hospital for mothers and children. It is the very best one of Ping Yao, not written on the city map, forgotten by many guides, just find it!
It specialized in foreign exchange, deposits and loans. The six courtyards are nice but the best are the vaults in the basement - don't miss them. After a few rooms with life-size mannequins in period furniture, some points are explained using small scenes in the window where the characters are not more than 10cm. The rules for becoming an employee of this bank were strict; the poor, the illiterate, the elderly, and especially those whose family members had had "bad habits" over three generations, were not eligible for a job. However, the rules were broken for Zhaodepu, a poor man over 30 (so old!) Whose grandfather was drugged. He was so talented that he was hired. In 1900, Empress Cixi en route to Xi'an stopped at Ping Yao and was received in Zhaodepu's house. The latter had since died, but his son received him and to gain his good graces, gave him 240,000 silver liang more than the other banks in the city. She talked about her and their business prospered.
A great place. So big that the exit is quite far from where you entered but people in the street will point you in the right direction.
Written 13 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Geminican
San Jose, CA1,708 contributions
A must visit and the best bank sample to visit
Sep 2017 • Friends
There are three banks in Pingyao for visit. If you want to visit one, I recommend this one. This is not as famous as Risengchang Former Bank, but it's bigger and it has a basement. The only one you can go down to the basement to see the "gold" storage room. It's huge and massive.
Written 14 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DannyD777
Jerusalem, Israel37 contributions
Informative desplay
Sep 2016 • Couples
In contrast to the other bank museum, the display here of the old gold molds and the underground vault provides a better idea of the old banking system. The whole place is nice to visit and walk through.
Written 6 September 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Museum of Chinese "Xietongqing"Ancient Bank


Restaurants near Museum of Chinese "Xietongqing"Ancient Bank: View all restaurants near Museum of Chinese "Xietongqing"Ancient Bank on Tripadvisor