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Address: West Main Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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One of the very first banks in China...should have a look!

It's incredible to think that this was probably the first bank in the whole of China. It may not look like much now, but it has a wealth of history.

Reviewed 24 February 2017
England, United Kingdom
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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

It's incredible to think that this was probably the first bank in the whole of China. It may not look like much now, but it has a wealth of history.

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Linschoten, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 November 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'.

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Reviewed 26 August 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.

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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 13 December 2014

A small but very important courtyard,contains different rooms for different parts of one of the first banks in the words,its works till 100 years.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

It was very interesting to learn about the start of the Chinese banking system. This was the first bank in China. The layout is the typical courtyard house, but there are also manikins portraying the bankers and furniture from the period. It is fairly tight quarters inside; you don't want to be there when a large tourist group is inside,... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

Lots of groups and foreigners come to this museum only, so it's quite crowded in rush hours. It worthes visiting. Better than other Exchange Shop, such as Weitaihou, Weifenghou etc.

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