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Address: No.2001 Renmin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
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Private Day Tour: Suzhou Gardens and Silk Museum from Shanghai including Lunch

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Fascinating Museum

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2016
Margaret C
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Sydney, Australia
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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.

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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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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Nothing impressive over here but was made to follow along as part of the package tour itinerary. Suzhou is indeed famous for their silk since ancient times. Here, you see brief introduction to how silk is being made but the main activities here are sales of their silk products. And the sales staff will hassle you to make purchases. Good... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I would never have thought of visiting a silk museum, but once my host took me there, I thought it was really cool. You get to see the entire process, from the silkworms to the machines that pull the silk from the cocoons, through the final manufacturing of silk goods. I learned a lot. There's also a nice gift shop... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I am not sure whether this is the place whereby the so called museum operators and the tour guide will work hand in hand to persuade visitors to buy the silk blanket, pillows etc. Every time travel to China, the tour guides will give you a full ear that they do not receive any salary but have to depend on... More 

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