|UNESCO #812 - Rishenchang Shop, Ping Yao - CHINA|
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Rishenchang Exchange Shop, Ping Yao - CHINA - UNESCO #812
Another card from Angel, this time showing Rishenchang Exchange Shop, the first private bank of China founded in Ping Yao in 1824. This is my second card of the ancient city of Ping Yao a place I dream to visit - thank you so much for this amazing postcard Angel!
Ping Yao is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city, founded in the 14th century. Its urban fabric shows the evolution of architectural styles and town planning in Imperial China over five centuries. Of special interest are the imposing buildings associated with banking, for which Ping Yao was the major centre for the whole of China in the 19th and early 20th centuries.