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Beijing Dong Wu silk Museum

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Address: Minzhuyuan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
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Interesting...but watch out for prices

As part of the great Wall tour, is the silk factory tour as well as the Jade factory tour. The factory was very interesting and she'd some light on the actual origins of silks... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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Lagos, Nigeria
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Our tour guide took us here when we returned from the great wall. We were told it was a silk museum. Initially you get an explanation of how silk is produced which is interesting. Unfortunately the rest of the time is spent being pressured into buying silk products such as bedspreads, pillows and clothes. We would have preferred to see... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

As part of the great Wall tour, is the silk factory tour as well as the Jade factory tour. The factory was very interesting and she'd some light on the actual origins of silks complete with physical samples. At the point of the products, the tour becomes 'interesting'. Truth that there are quite a few really nice items, but as... More 

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surrey, b.c.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I purchased a Silk Bedspread when I was in Beijing at the Royal Silk Factory in October. They told me that it would fit a California King Size Bed. WRONG!!!!!!! When I got home to my horror it was not big enough for my bed, it just fit the Queen Size Bed I use for guests. Their idea of King... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

They have shown us silk blankets which we bought. We got a set "new" wrapped in transparent foil. Back home we found out that the blankets were made of polyester. The label in Chinese indeed stated so. A decade old trick that aparently is still used by this "museum" to ripp-off tourists.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Really enjoyed my visit to the silk factory and it was fascinating to learn about the centuries old industry of silk and also have an opportunity to pull some silk for a quilt. Unfortunately, I have just discovered that the silk filled pillow I purchased and not at a cheap price either is not filled with silk but off-cuts of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The place is not a museum, I agree. It is really just another factory - silk factory to be precise, where they show a little bit of how the silk is spun, etc. And then the big sell - buy their products. However, to be fair, I didn't feel pressured to buy as I said from the start - to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is one of the compulsory stops that you get when booking a Beijing tour. The lady in the shop was nice and told us all about silk. I find it interesting and informative. That was the only highlight in the shop. I wonder why it is called a museum. It's more of a place where you would get an... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Firstly, I don't believe that most of the other reviews are real. We were taken to this shop as a part of our tour. Walked around the shop, politely declined the sales assistants and was then asked to wait another 20 minutes before leaving because we had to be there for a certain amount of time. All I wanted to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

I had my guide take me there, I was shown how silk is produced, and I was able to take part in the making of a bed spread. There are a number of the gs you can purchase should, choose to do so. There are some really nice items for both men and women.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Ww E were dragged in here by our guide. It's not a museum, it's a shop. We were told there was no pressure to buy. But that's not the reality. You are pressured to buy their overpriced goods. As this was part of a fixed priced tour to the Great Wall we were very angry we were taken here instead... More 

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