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Tian Hou Silk Factory

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Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
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Address: No.308 Hongjing Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China
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Everything you wanted to know about cocoons!

The factory has two main sections: demonstration of processing silk and the construction of silk-wadded quilts, and then an extensive showroom of ready-to-wear. Sizes are not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dore L

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommend. I really enjoyed seeing how this was done and was fascinated with how the web of silk can be stretched to doona size!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The factory has two main sections: demonstration of processing silk and the construction of silk-wadded quilts, and then an extensive showroom of ready-to-wear. Sizes are not exactly like American ones: my king silk quilt needs a queen duvet cover. Terrific values on the quilts, and they have their own, customs made and gorgeous silk duvet covers. Alas, I have a... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of our Sinorama tour we learned about the silk process and it was very interesting. There was high pressure to purchase and we bought a set: duvet, cover, sheets and pillow shams. The store vacuum packed and wrapped the package for easy packing into our suitcase. The problem only arose when we got back to Canada and found... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

As a part of our tour, we stopped here to see the production of silk and then visit the store of course. I have to say that I really never paid that much attention to how silk was manufactured but after a visit to the factory, I certainly have a new appreciation. The visit to the store afterwards was a... More 

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Thank christinabacardi
Halifax
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

The silk goods are so tempting to buy in China. we see a demonstration on silk quilt making . Here the double cocoons are used . The fluffy balls are stretched and the light layers are used in making gorgeous duvets that are lightweight but warm . The prices are much less than we would see them in the USA.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

We were pushed through the demo here as part of our tour company. Yes, it's very interesting and informative. We definitely enjoyed learning about how silk is made, but I probably would have like to spent my time elsewhere. Like most tourist traps, this is a big sales pitch to get you to purchase silk. If you have a passion... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Visited the large silk factory (government sponsored, fixed pricing) as part of our Sinorama China tour. Factory tour started with an ego trip depicting photos of world leaders that have visited wearing factory creations. Next an interesting presentation of the silk worm life line with visuals in preserved jars showing the various stages. One pupa for a single silk filament... More 

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

We were on a Sinorama Tour of China so we didn't really have a choice as to whether or not we stopped a the various Government run factories but I must say this was interesting and a relatively brief talk. I learned something I didn't know and they had us do some hands on stretching of a double cocoon to... More 

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Well worth the visit, no pressure sales, informative background into how the silk worm and cocoons are processed. I can personally attest to the comfort of the pillows and the shirts ! Hint: Look for the bargain rack where limited sizes are discounted - you might be lucky like me ! Visited on a TripADeal Tour - 30 November 2016

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Reviewed 2 December 2016

It was wonderful learn in a few minutes how it works the silk process. You can buy also excellent good quality silk product. Peoples are nice and smiiling.

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