Suzhou Silk Museum, Suzhou
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
At Suzhou Silk Museum, watch silk being spun on old-fashioned looms and learn how to tell the real deal from imitations. Surrounded by mulberry shrubs--the favorite food of silkworms--the museum boasts exhibitions on the 4,000-year history of China’s silk capital. As you enter, you'll see a long, white, curved wall, which symbolizes the Silk Road and its role in the development of this fine fabric. Three marble statues of girls--picking mulberry leaves, washing fabric, and weaving--introduce you to the silk-making process. Look for a room full of models of silkworms in mulberry leaves spinning cocoons, then see how silk fashions have changed over the centuries under the influence of different dynasties. Arrange to visit Suzhou Silk Museum and other attractions in Suzhou using our Suzhou trip builder.
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Really interesting museum to visit and learn about the silk history in China, also amazing old mechanism that was used for the silk industry, one with two woman still operating it. Would be great if s... read more »
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Went as part of a tour group, informative and ideally suited as a rainy day option. Selection of high quality products from shop, although there are lower price gifts nearer the exit.
OMG....pass on this. If you want to buy silk stuff it is a worthy stop but if you are looking for history, do not go...
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