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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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  • August 16, 2017
    Interesting visit which looks at the history of silk manufacturing and on silk importance through the various dynasties. Equipment from the silk industry and live silkworms on display. Air conditioned...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    The Museum was easy to find by taxi. It is a modern building by the story, the silk manufacture, rise of Suzhou as a stronghold of silk processing and results in the history of the Silk Road. Admission was free, it was not crowded. Beautiful Museum doors is also worth seeing some information but only on Chinesisch.Nen.
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  • July 25, 2017
    Surprisingly, almost all exhibits in the main part of the museum were translated perfectly into English. Only when you go out to the outer buildings are the exhibits in Chinese only. Still, if you wan...  more »
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  • April 25, 2015
    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...
  • June 2, 2016
    Under construction 2016. Before that a must see.
  • April 8, 2016
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  • October 9, 2015
    You can see the silk production process, otherwise nothing.
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