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Rishengchang Former Bank

Dapu Village, Pingyao County 031100, China
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Dapu Village, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 11 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
Reviewed 24 May 2017

One of the biggest attractions in the town. Explore how an ancient bank used to function and enjoy wandering through the complex. The underground treasure vaults must not be missed!

Thank AleksandraP4
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We were fascinated to learn that this place was the origin of banking in Pingyao. It is an interesting site and we were fortunate to have a knowledgeable guide who was able to explain how transactions were carried out in former times (and the fact...More

Thank GerMar60
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Worth a quick visit. Some old money was on display. Overall not as interesting as I tbought it would be.

Thank Rosie M
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I'm a bit of a history geek so it was interesting to see the first ancient personal bank in China. A bit crowned so be prepared for crowds.

Thank Derreck T
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