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Tian Hou Silk Factory

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Address: No.308 Hongjing Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China
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New Appreciation for Silk

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

like other I have heard of the silk worm and the silk route but the demonstration by the ladies in the factory explained in great detail how the silk is made from the worm. there was also a demonstration then on how it is formed into the material it is expensive though

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

this was a good tour, luckily there was only the 2 of us so we had the place to ourselves. we both bought pillows and duvets and they are wondeful. the showroom was clean,bright and spacious

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This was part of the buying opportunities while on the amazing Shanghai tour by Marco Polo. The beginning part of the tour showed you how silk was made from the silk worms. There were live worms eating mulberry leaves on display which was neat. The buying opportunities included silk duvets and covers, household items, clothing, and silk scarfs and silk... More 

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West of Shanghai’s better-known business, cultural and entertainment centers, lies an expansive area of residential neighborhoods peppered with lifestyle pockets that have their own unique attractions. The schools have formed pockets of international communities throughout Gubei, Hongqiao and Minhang. Quite a few entertainment and shopping centers have built up over the years to cater to these communities. While living here means you are relatively far away from Shanghai’s usual hot spots, the large parks, spacious homes and proximity to great Japanese and Korean food keep the neighborhoods popular.
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