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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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  • Surprisingly, almost all exhibits in the main part of the museum were translated perfectly into English. Only when you go out to the outer buildings are the exhibits in Chinese only. Still, if you wan...  more »
  • If you are interested in silk and like to know about the history and production, this location is a MUST. Bring time and learn a bit before you go to get the full experience.  more »
  • The Suzhou Silk Museum is a bit of a Hidden Gem, an amazing place in the historic Silk Capital of the World. Don't miss this place, because it should visited by everyone interested in the region. All ...  more »
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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.
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  • You can see the silk production process, otherwise nothing.
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