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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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  • Although it is always "obliged" to these factory tours, this is one of the most interesting because they show the entire production process from bugs to FLOSS. An interesting moment is when they show how to prepare the inside of silk duvets with the cocoons that you cannot spin. Among other things the silk duvets have a good price and are very hot
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  • Another selling spot on our Nexus tour. Our guide gave us an interesting talk on the process of making silk and we watched as the silk was taken from the cucooon thread by thread to make skeins which ...  more »
  • The first part of our visit described the life cycle of the silk worm and how silk was produced and made into a usable product. This was very interesting and hands on. The second part was the shop are...  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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