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Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum, Shanghai

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Feel the appeal of silk at Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum. Pass the antique gate to watch the whole process of silk production. Observe silkworms eating leaves and closing into cocoons: one of these tiny pods can provide over 1,000 m (3,280 ft) of silk thread. Get involved in thread-pulling to experience the technique of silk processing. Talk with factory workers to understand the intriguing process behind clothes, bed linens, and other objects made here. Prepare for a bit of pressure to buy from the onsite store, and check the materials before you do to ensure they're pure silk. Arrange to visit Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum and other attractions in Shanghai using our Shanghai holiday planner.
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  • The tour of the facility is a fascinating experience and well conducted by English speaking staff ....the process is well explained .The showroom is large and staff are very helpful but not too pushy ...  more »
  • Our cruise shore excursion brought us here. They explain the process of how they use tiny worms to manufacture threads which they weave into clothing and bedding, carpets. For years silk production me...  more »
  • Being that I was a teacher, prior to retiring, this silk museum has lots to see, touch, and feel. On tour, from the USA, this was one stopped that was planned in Shanghai. I was not aware of China bei...  more »