Scenery from Chinese currency

Discover the attractions featured on China's paper money


Your guide to attractions featured on China's paper money.


100RMB

20150113040053625


Naturally, Tiananmen Square’s Great Hall of the People dominates the back of China’s highest denomination.

20150113040227255

50RMB

20150113041709160


On the 50RMB is Lhasa’s Potala Palace, one of the most sacred sites in the Tibetan capital. The palace was originally constructed in 1645 by the fifth Dalai Lama.

20150113041807192

20RMB

20150113043824281


The section of the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo featured on the back of this note has remained largely untouched for decades – to the extent that you can still take out your note and match it up with the real landscape.


20150113043857692


10RMB

20150113044553116


The Three Gorges is on the back of the 10RMB. The area has undergone significant changes since the infamous dam was built, though operators still run regular Yangtze River cruises from Chongqing to close to the site.


20150113045139101


5RMB

20150113050959366


On the back of the 5 kuai is the sun rising over Taishan in Shandong province. The name of the mountain means ‘peace’. Which is ironic given the huge crowds that congregate at the site every day.


20150113051025698


1RMB

20150113051951291


Hangzhou’s West Lake is depicted as a tranquil stretch of water on the back of the 1RMB, a scene that is sharply removed from the tourist-packed modern day reality.


20150113052018916

Comments