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Rishengchang Former Bank

Dapu Village, Pingyao County 031100, China
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  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Dapu Village, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 11 November 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

Thank ref99fer
Reviewed 8 November 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

Thank David A
Reviewed 28 October 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

Thank AndrewYew
Reviewed 21 September 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.

Thank mapleleaf2727
Reviewed 10 September 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

Thank John F
Reviewed 10 July 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.

Thank MichDames
Reviewed 5 July 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

Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Although the oldest private bank in China... nothing seem to change... except for electronic devices that have taken place. The whole concept is similar to present day banks.

Thank Esther Y
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Despite not having a tour guide, this is still worth a visit. There are many signs in English that help you understand what each room was used for. The best part of this attraction is the underground vaults.

Thank Harding2096
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