Xijiaominxiang is the west section of Jiaominxiang (Jiaomin Lane). It was an inseparable section of the entire street, with the famous Dongjiaominxiang, before the construction of Tiananmen Square.
Dongjiaominxiang was famous for its diplomatic function, while Xijiaominxiang played more important role as a bankers’ land. Many international or domestic banks were like to choose Xijiaominxiang as the sites for their headquarters. It was the lane of big banks. Today, most of the banks are hard to find out. But at the east exit of Xijiaominxiang, there are a money museum and a branch of the Bank of China. Actually, the Bank of China building was the very first headquarter when the bank was established more than 100 years ago.
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