JinShang 晋商 used to be a group of rich n clever businessme in Qing Dynasty.
While ancient China highly value agriculture but belittle business, only people living close to river port seized the chance n started to do business n made a huge careee coz ancient China only had river shipping /road horse for translortation only.
晋 Jin is the abbreviation of 山西省ShanXi Province, located by Huanghe River 黄河 the most important river in ancient China. In Qing Dynasty, people started to do business n came up a group of clever businessmen, Jin Shang 晋商.
n 碛口Qikou once became a prosperous place with its excellent location, but lost its significance with new train transportation etc.
While in modern China, QiKou碛口 has been a lost but amazing place due to inconvenient traffic n poor economy. Therefore it hasnt changed much, only senior citizens n little kids are left to guard this awesome place with its original traditional house called Yao Dong 窑洞, which was built in the wall.
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