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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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  • Showed how they made silk from the cocoons through to the finished garments, ending with beautiful products that are of course, for sale. A little on the expensive side though. 
  • Don't forget that Suzhou was famous cities in China for the production of silk, much less today. This museum very Hapy explains the whole history of this wonderful fabric, either with a permanent exhibition with temporary exhibitions. You can also see looms still operating and silkworms intent to weave cocoons. It will take a couple of hours and there are few tourists who visit it. Open from 9 to 17, except Monday. Ticket to 20 Yuan.
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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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  • 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。
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