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Beijing Dong Wu silk Museum

Minzhuyuan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
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Ranked #625 of 1,243 Attractions in Beijing
Type: Museums
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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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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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130 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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Woodbridge, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

A tour guide gave a brief tour on how silk is made and then led us into the store. It is a silk store, not a museum! Anyhow, my sister-in-law purchased king size silk sheets which would have cost her more than double if she was to have purchased them in Canada. We purchased a king size silk duvet for... More

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Landskrona, Sweden
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Included in our fixed, organized, tour to the great wall. Even though only a short stop we regret ever going in there! It was more of a market then a museum where salesmen trying to force overpriced pillows, blankets, scarfs and other silk products upon tourists. The museum and shop was combined and so no chance to go around looking... More

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Bronx, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The Silk Museum was part of our tour. We were to learn about how silk is made. Afterwards, there are shops available to purchase pure silk items. We purchased some beautiful items there. Just make sure that you bargain with them for the best deal.

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This place is a scum. They force tourist to see it as part of organized tours to the great wall. A short show how to make silk and the try to make you do shopping. Prices much more expensive than outside shops and quality weak. Unless you want to spend 800 Usd for a bad sheet then A perfect pace... More

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