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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A wonderful experience . We were delighted. Showed you every thing from silk worm to finished goodies . How can such a tiny thin silt thread end up being woven. It shows you all. Not woven but spun silk is made into dooners and pillows. We all bought them as not so very expensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Some people are writing that this is a scam but I disagree. We were taken to the Silk Factory as part of a tour of Beijing (which before our tour, the booking person asked if we would like to stop in a few shopping stores and I wanted to and told her yes). We enjoyed the factory part, where you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were brought into this place by our tour guide. They explained how silk were made.. After that, they brought us a to a room to do a presentation. After that, they pressured us to buy their blankets. As our tour group consist of only 10 people, none of us are interested. It seem that the tour guide ganged up... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is really nothing but a Silk Store under the guise of a silk museum! Yes, from the start they did go thru the process of explaining & showing you how the silk is obtained, processsed,etc, etc. Then the moment of truth came! We were brought into a nice & huge showroom selling products made of silk. The sales staff... More 

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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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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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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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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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