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Address: No.2001 Renmin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
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Phone Number: +86 512 6753 5943
09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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Private Day Tour: Suzhou Gardens and Silk Museum from Shanghai including Lunch

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Memories of silkworms from chilhood

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Tracey M
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Tracey M
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Zeituni
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Carlotta A
Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank travelSalman
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Bearthoughts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Seattle, wa
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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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Swansboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Just before we embarked on our 14 day family vacation the grandchildren reported that they needed to do a written report on what they saw in China for their school. I remembered seeing the Silk Museum being an option and asked to have it included . It was definitely worth the time and gave to all of us an insight... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was part of our tour of China . The visit was interesting it gave the history of the silk industry and how it is manufactured. The guide was very interesting and you were given time to look at materials you could purchase

Thank KCMI

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