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Address: No.2001 Renmin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
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09:00 - 16:30
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The museum exhibition is considered one of the best in China

Suzhou Silk Museum is located on Renmin Lu. The museum exhibition is considered one of the best in China. It tells the story of filature in Suzhou from the IV century BC to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Vladimir M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Corsham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 buildings. The central one is the main one and covers ancient silk: is its history with historical exhibits of silk... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Suzhou Silk Museum is located on Renmin Lu. The museum exhibition is considered one of the best in China. It tells the story of filature in Suzhou from the IV century BC to the present day. Local guides say that the greatest impression on visitors makes room filled with silkworms chewing mulberry leaves, and recoiling cocoons.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No choice. I visited to try to find a man shirt for me. Only 3. And not my size ( medium ). Design horrible and 1 500 CNY. Or 180 €. Around 200 US $. At 1 km I found many very nice at 200 CNY or 26 €. In real silk, I am sure, from the brand I know... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

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.

Thank Margaret C
Forest, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

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.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Was included in our tour - you see the process from the silkworm, the culling of the yellow silk from the cream which is then spun and threaded. Saw how the silk is used in the manufacture of clothing but what was really interesting was how the silk doonas were made. Yes, I did buy one at an incredible price... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I have visited it twice and have brought several silk blankets, a lot of things made from silk or from silk with wool

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I visited this attraction in August 2016 on a Nexus 10 Day sampler tour. Our tour leader was Fei and Joanne. After the tour we were offered to buy silk duvets, pillows etc. I was the only New Zealander but several Australians purchased items. Mine cost $500NZ approx. and I had insurance also for shipping. Whilst trying to fill in... More 

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Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

If you wondering and want know how silk come this museum right place for that and also show you history of made silk in Suzhou

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

interesting information but info given is very superficial. The aim for this facility is to get you to buy the silk duvets and silk garments and scarves.

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