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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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TripAdvisor
  • An absolute must it is really interesting and the silk there is from outstanding quality not really cheap but top quality. Very friendly people and a must if you like to know more about the silk still...  more »
  • If you want to learn more about the production of silk in China, you should pay a visit to this museum. No entrance fee and it opens until 5 pm daily. High educational contents well suited for school ...  more »
  • The museum is excellent if you like this kind of thing and you can actually see how silk items are produced right in front your eyes. Then you can buy just about everything in silk in very good prices...  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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