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Suzhou Silk Museum

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Suzhou Silk Museum

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Suzhou Your Way: Flexible Suzhou Highlights Day Tour
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Suzhou Your Way: Flexible Suzhou Highlights Day Tour

Discover some of Suzhou's highlights, enjoy all the flexibility but none of the language hassles on this private customized full-day tour. Pick four or five attractions and explore these sites at your own pace to aviod the crowds on public transport. Instead you'll have a private & spacious vehicle with a skillful driver and an expert guide lead you to learn Suzhou culture and history, admire beautiful sceneries. Private vehicle, English speaking guide, entrance fee and bottled water,etc are included.
$130.18 per adult
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R luttrell wrote a review Jan 2020
Ontario, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
So first and foremost be aware if you don’t walk out with purchases it takes over 2 months for shipping. I purchased silk bedding with a free second blanket (silk). Along with 2 (silk) pillows. The tag on the pillows which is in Chinese says silk pillow, yet I had the rest translated at home when it arrived (google translate didn’t work there) and tag says 5% mulberry silk 95% cotton. The blanket set was a retag to alter blanket contents with no content labeling though if fells like silk. The free blanket which was on display but couldn’t be touched is cotton with an unknown fill. I wouldn’t of bought the pillows if I knew it was 5% silk. (Over $100 USD). So I guess buyer beware.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Mish M wrote a review Dec 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa57 contributions7 helpful votes
Small, interesting museum from the ancient history of silk to modern times. Includes working looms, beautiful silk fabric from thousands of years ago, and a good shop
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Date of experience: December 2019
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BillPNo1 wrote a review Dec 2019
Friendswood, Texas687 contributions145 helpful votes
My Wife and I visited the Suzhou Silk Culture Expo Museum along with our tour group when we were in Suzhou last month. We were treated to an excellent demonstration of all phases of the silk growing, processing, and manufacturing processes. We had hands-on experience with the raw silk right from the silkworm's boll and a view of historic and modern looms and weaving machines. What a learning experience! - and so very interesting. Of course, our tour ended in the display and sales room of silk bedding before we were able to explore the general sales floor of silk apparel. It was a very good experience and almost everyone in the group made purchases of the fine material - even if they had not originally planned to do so. MNany of the group made extensive purchases. Very interesting!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Paul K wrote a review Nov 2019
Lynn, Massachusetts256 contributions52 helpful votes
As part of our tour we were required to go to the silk museum and factory. It was interesting but I felt a little drawn out. After the tour in the factory you can but high quality silk at a good price.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Traveldad65 wrote a review Nov 2019
Bloomington, Minnesota89 contributions14 helpful votes
There seems to be some confusion between the Silk museum and the factory that has silk items to sell - The Silk museum is a real museum with very good displays that explain how silk was discovered and the history of silk farming and weaving in China. In addition to the history they have two working hand looms - one making silk cloth and one making velvet. Both are two person looms that are interesting to watch as they make the intricate patterns. The most interesting part for me was the live mulberry bushes and silkworms that showed how the silkworms develop and make their cocoons.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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