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Xietongqing Unincorporated Bank Museum

Xietongqing Unincorporated Bank Museum,South Main Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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More interesting than others

This place was more interesting than the other 'museums' in town - even those that are more famous... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Timo R
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Helsinki, Finland
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Fascinating site-interesting security measures!

Really a very interesting museum, seeing the first bank of China apparently in action. Seeing how... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Lady_Snowhawk
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England, United Kingdom
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4 weeks ago
“More interesting than others”
24 Feb 2017
“Fascinating site-interesting security measures!”
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Xietongqing Unincorporated Bank Museum,South Main Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was more interesting than the other 'museums' in town - even those that are more famous. You should not miss the underground vaults. Toilets here are disgusting.

Thank Timo R
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Really a very interesting museum, seeing the first bank of China apparently in action. Seeing how all the money would have used to look like and where it would have been stored was pretty fascinating, however the vaults are pretty easy to access for little...More

Thank Lady_Snowhawk
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Definitely a must see on the city tour ticket. Great architecture and decor to see and the vaults are unique in the city and not to be missed. More like a temple than a bank and well worth exploring.

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 14 July 2016

When you buy the 3 day Pingyao ticket it includes admission to several historical banks. I visited all of them and thought this one was the best. Something very unique is you can walk in the underground vault which has several caves. The buildings in...More

Thank treasejessica
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Take a look at the vorst bak of China . This is where the old gouvernent kept their money. IT is worth a visit

Thank Marion B
Reviewed 24 June 2015

This complex was apparently the very first Bank in China. It's very well preserved and can be very busy at times. Theres lots to see and a few of the rooms are set-up with dummies to give you a feel of how it was way...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 12 July 2013

Informative museum about the history of banking and money exchange. Signs were in English and life like models used in the display.

Thank 918Trish
Reviewed 7 September 2011

One of the lesser known facts about Pingyao- a small city in the province of Shanxi- is that it was a major innovator in the world of Asian banking. In the eighteenth century, the town had a number of financial houses, offering bank drafts, storage...More

1  Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 12 January 2017
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