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The Origin between Home Dinner
and Money Exchange Shop
  The restaurant is about 500 square meters and it is able to provide place for more than 300 people to enjoy their dinners at one time.
  The company organized professional staff to investigate and find out about a hundred private dishes of tens of rich and powerful merchants’ families in order to bloom the historical shop Pingyao, which has thousands of years’ history. After that, we are honored to present ceremoniously eight kinds of luxury series meal and six secondary dinners. Therefore, our restaurant is suitable for people of different criterion, quantity and flavor. I believe our hotel wins universal praise and you will find you have a worthy trip after you enjoy dinner in it.

 Room No.1: Rishengchang

  Rishengchang was the first money exchange shop in the history of China. It came into existence in 1823 Qing Dynasty with headquarter in south of West Street down the county of Pingyao and the first owner was Li Daquan.The first manager of Rishengchang was Lei Lvtai, a talented and skilled person in management. He was the most famous person at that time.The former of Rishengchang was Xiyucheng paint shop.In order to adapt the requirements of commerce and finance, Xiyucheng was also responsible for agiotage.
  After Rishengchang was set up, it was specifically engaged in business of deposit, loan and remittance. The customers were mostly feudalistic bureaucrats, landholders and businessmen.With the development of business, Rishengchang set up 35 branches over all big and middle cities and places of business and strategic importance in China. It was especially famous for its worldwide business. Rishengchang had 102 years’ history. The establishment of Rishengchang was symbol of that new-typed finance of modern China came into existence in China.

Room No 2: Weishengchang

  As a member of the five united “WEI” money exchange shops, Weishengchang was reorganized from a silk and ribbon shop.The first owner’s family name was HOU and he was from Jiexiu County. Mr. Wang and some other small shareholders also was owner of Weishengchang.The initial capital was 120,000 taels of silver, it increased to 160,000 taels of silver in midterm and achieved 240,000 taels of silver when going out of business.
  The headquarter of Weishengchang was in the city of Pingyao and it set up branches one after another in Beijing, Tianjin, Zhangjiakou, Hekou, Xi’an, Sanyuan, Shanghai, Suzhou, Zhenjiang, Yangzhou, Nanchang, Hankou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Kaifeng, Zhoukou, Daokou, Shashi and Changde.
  Weishengchang went out of business in 1916 and it had 90 years’ history. The customers were mainly industrial and commercial shops. In addition, it also had business on official deposit. And the management mode was mainly of deposit, loan and remittance. Seldom did it issue bill.
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