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Suzhou Silk Museum, Suzhou

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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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  • Suzhou Silk Museum is located on Renmin Lu. The museum exhibition is considered one of the best in China. It tells the story of filature in Suzhou from the IV century BC to the present day. Local guid...  more »
  • No choice. I visited to try to find a man shirt for me. Only 3. And not my size ( medium ). Design horrible and 1 500 CNY. Or 180 €. Around 200 US $. At 1 km I found many very nice at 200 CNY or 26 €....  more »
  • It is their second visit. Times are coming, so shopping is an understatement. Like silk is nice, but we, the expensive hand doesn't come out. My wife doesn't buy this. I was taking a break restaurant and shop in the Tsingtao beer.
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  • 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...
  • Under construction 2016. Before that a must see.
  • 可以看到丝绸制作的流程,除此之外没什么意思。
  • 增長知識...