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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. By using our Suzhou road trip tool , you can arrange your visit to Suzhou Silk Museum and other attractions in Suzhou.
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  • I got brought on tour. But silk is modern luxury in the. Many like to subtly different from the manufacturing process so had to go to the Mediterranean, it was interesting. Silk Road, straight across, while in England, 1000000000000 Yen deals. By liberal intellectuals ' "area straight Japan Research Center" of the establishment. Eurasian continent is moving again.
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  • The Soviet Silk Museum building has a sense of time, the museum is small, although the exhibits are not many, but some features such as the Old Thorn embroidery, the goods are very neat, exquisite silk clothing beautiful Longoza, the free Reference museum has been very good. Sit on the iron in the North Temple under the tower 5-8 minutes to go, tens don't go wrong, also don't report, the report is easy to deceive.
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  • This is the first real industry museum in Suzhou and even China, a monument to the glorious moment of Suzhou silk. The contents of the exhibition are very rich, from the origin of ancient silk to the modern silk industry in Suzhou, Suzhou Manufacturing Bureau is now unable to visit the school, but here you can make up for this regret. After visiting the ancient museum and the modern pavilion, don't leave and go to the back courtyard, where there are more traditional folk customs and huge textile machines.
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  • Free. Great if you're into fabric. The live silk worms were a highlight.
  • 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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