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Suzhou Silk Museum, Suzhou

(3.5/5 based on 190+ 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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  • The silk museum is beautifully constructed. The evolution of the silk industry, various techniques and materials. All very nicely done. There is also an old Silk loom, and with a little luck you'll see it. Impressive. In another room are two more ladies to weave on a smaller loom. All due respect to the people who used such wonderful fabrics. And this all for free. A must is the cappuccino in the Hall. Particularly tasty. Right in front of the museum is actually a temple which is absolutely worth a visit
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  • Doesn't look like much from the outside, but well done! Lots of English signage, relatively few people, interesting displays, well lite, and clean. Good for those who want a little history, some fashi...  more »
  • On arrival at this place, do not be misled by a tout outside who will direct you to the nearby factory shop - although you might wish to see that also. The museum is a modern white complex of 3 buildi...  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.
  • 可以看到丝绸制作的流程,除此之外没什么意思。
  • 增長知識...