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Beijing Dong Wu silk Museum

Minzhuyuan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
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Ranked #653 of 1,198 Attractions in Beijing
Type: Museums
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surrey, b.c.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Australia
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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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Toronto
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88 reviews 88 reviews
8 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Well I just received a shipment of my goods purchased at the Dong Wu silk museum. While I was in Beijing on business I managed to find a little time to visit this museum while on tour to see the Great Wall of China. They made a cashmere coat for me in 48 hours and delivered it to my hotel.... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

you will see the process of manufacturing silk, a decent way to get you to buy from their store. fixed price is the good thing about that store. if you -really- want to buy silk, at least you know that no body will cheat on the prices. if you do not want to buy, it is still fun to wonder... More

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