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Suzhou Silk Museum

No.2001 Renmin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
+86 512 6753 5943
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“the cocoon” (4 reviews)
“showed how” (2 reviews)
“learn how” (4 reviews)
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No.2001 Renmin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
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+86 512 6753 5943
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"the cocoon"
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"showed how"
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"learn how"
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"interesting displays"
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"beautiful items"
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"factory shop"
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"life cycle"
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"mulberry leaves"
in 4 reviews
"an absolute"
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"for sale"
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"entire process"
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"interesting visit"
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"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"interesting place"
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"cocoons"
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"manufacturing"
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"worm"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The silk museum is an interesting place. The tour shows you the lifecycle of the silk worm (live action) how the silk is harvested, cleaned, spun, dyed and woven into cloth. There is a fashion show of silk products which is also strangely interesting and...More

Thank David G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there not expecting too much but spent 2 hours there with great interest. It's a little gem to know the history of silk and the development of Suzhou as an important silk-fabric manufacturing centre in China. This place is easily accessible by metro...More

Thank Dorothy C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to be greeted by a lady who took us on the tour, we saw how the eggs turn to a larvae and then spins a cocoon in silk thread the farmers then heats up the cocoon to kill the grub before it starts...More

Thank David R
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

I would like to have seen more of the manufacturing aspect but we were given a short demonstration and an interesting talk. The sales staff here were not high pressure, unlike the pearl and jade factories.

Thank harryf550
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

This was part of our shopping tour. Some brief history of the silk worm but this is geared more to actual selling of what seem overpriced items. Still not a bad experience but not something I would do again.

Thank Andre F
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Hmm I am a bit divided about this one. In choosing what I wanted to do in Suzhou, I decided to go to the museum as I thought it would be interesting and I would see a lot about silk. I went to the museum...More

1  Thank celticjames33
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Beautiful silk but feels like you're in a shopping channel. Buy one get one free, but wait there's more!!. You can buy what looks like the same thing cheaper at the markets.

1  Thank Phil G
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The visit starts very promissing and you learn how silk is made from the cocoons of the silkworm. There are also a number of interesting weaving machines on dispkay. But then you enter in a commetcial area which is much larger than the museum. Although...More

1  Thank Karel V
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Another selling spot on our Nexus tour. Our guide gave us an interesting talk on the process of making silk and we watched as the silk was taken from the cucooon thread by thread to make skeins which can than be used for embroidery. Saw...More

Thank Jeanne A
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The first part of our visit described the life cycle of the silk worm and how silk was produced and made into a usable product. This was very interesting and hands on. The second part was the shop area where bedding and clothing was being...More

Thank Csider65
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Nangsom
1 April 2018|
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Response from celticjames33 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Andre. Its more suitable for those who wish to shop.
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sarahhobart
25 June 2016|
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Response from Tk N | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does. Go early only open from 9 am to 3 pm... Nice silk wear to buy... Credit card accepted. Enjoy.
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