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Suzhou Silk Museum, Suzhou
(3.5/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Saw the prototype of the Silk weaving is felt questioned way of 売rannkana products last. Thought there are many Japanese tourists they are bought by the well of that talk is in fact inherited from old technology to be genuinely impressed.
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  • There are just enough English descriptions so you understand the exhibits. This museum is well done and a must see if you are interested in the silk industry. 
  • Chinese silk is of course well known - and in the silk tells you everything you need to know about the manufacturing process Museum. Highlight was of course the silkworms, which you can even stroke, and into the hand. It was nice in addition that you could watch directly, as workers were producing the fabric. At the end, arriving in a huge store where you can stock up with all possible items of clothing made of silk. Because the company is State-owned, the prices are slightly higher, but at least you can be sure, will receive very good quality. There are also laws down article something should be for everyone to find. Small Tip: We could change money at a very good price! Payment with credit card is also not a problem.
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Google
  • 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...