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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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The museum exhibition is considered one of the best in China

Suzhou Silk Museum is located on Renmin Lu. The museum exhibition is considered one of the best in China. It tells the story of filature in Suzhou from the IV century BC to the... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Vladimir M
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The silk museum was a surprise. It explains the history and manufacturing of silk in China. It has explanations in English and is completely free.

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San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Doesn't look like much from the outside, but well done! Lots of English signage, relatively few people, interesting displays, well lite, and clean. Good for those who want a little history, some fashion, and so on. Even has a small coffee/snack shop.

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

On arrival at this place, do not be misled by a tout outside who will direct you to the nearby factory shop - although you might wish to see that also. The museum is a modern white complex of 3 buildings. The central one is the main one and covers ancient silk: is its history with historical exhibits of silk... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Suzhou Silk Museum is located on Renmin Lu. The museum exhibition is considered one of the best in China. It tells the story of filature in Suzhou from the IV century BC to the present day. Local guides say that the greatest impression on visitors makes room filled with silkworms chewing mulberry leaves, and recoiling cocoons.

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Thank Vladimir M
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

No choice. I visited to try to find a man shirt for me. Only 3. And not my size ( medium ). Design horrible and 1 500 CNY. Or 180 €. Around 200 US $. At 1 km I found many very nice at 200 CNY or 26 €. In real silk, I am sure, from the brand I know... More 

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Thank J B
Sydney, Australia
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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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Thank Margaret C
Forest, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank coastal24551
Sydney, Australia
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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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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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Thank Zeituni
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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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