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China National Silk Museum

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Address: Yuhuangshan Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou 310002, China
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Interesting history of silk

Ended up exploring this museum after spending part of the day walking around West Lake. Quite extensive and thorough explanation of silk's history in China. Probably would be... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2017
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Reviewed January 23, 2017

Ended up exploring this museum after spending part of the day walking around West Lake. Quite extensive and thorough explanation of silk's history in China. Probably would be enjoyed more by individuals interested in fabrics or people that just like learning about random topics in general (me). I was most intrigued by the display for the goddess of silk. There's... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed January 10, 2017

Lots to see(even in pouring rain) good English explanations, found the shop expensive, worth taking taxis in Hangzhou as they are very cheap.

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed January 7, 2017

This museum is first class. It puts many European museums to shame. The layout is great and the signage is excellent and in very good English. The quality of the exhibits is top level. Not only will you learn about the importance of silk in the development of the history and economy of china, you will also learn a lot... More 

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Reviewed December 26, 2016

A well thought out museum with excellent signage in English. Learn the history of silk from Neolithic times to now. They have a small amount of silk from Neolithic times. Silk made in Neolithic times. Just that was worth the visit. Also on display is a 3000+ year old silk outfit that is amazingly preserved. If you ever wanted to... More 

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Reviewed December 19, 2016

China is famous by silk - but do you really know how was it produce long, long time ago? here you can find out... Very big and charming museum, many things to see, beautiful garden inside to relax and nice tea shop to relax...

Thank Antonija P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

The history of silk may not seem the place to go on a brief visit to Hangzhou but it would be a pity to miss it. Entrance is free, the exhibits are fabulous and the explantions (many in English) are very helpful.

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Reviewed October 24, 2016

Fascinating grounds recently updated with few new building. And in depth collection of historical looms. Great overview of the Silk Road.

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Reviewed October 20, 2016

This museum covers the ancient history of silk, silk production, and then there is a whole building on the development of silk garments over the last few centuries with a major focus on 1920’s to today in China. I found this interesting, but my wife who is into fashion thought it was absolutely first rate. I enjoyed the diversions from... More 

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Reviewed September 20, 2016

Like many such "attractions" in China, the primary operation is a retail store, promoting silk clothing and other silk products. An interesting brief presentation on silk production and a hard sell on products. If you're in the market, ask for help from a local and go to a local department store... you'll get better prices.

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Reviewed July 30, 2016

The sales lady was excellent and quite knowledgeable. There is good variety but does not come cheap.

Thank yellowbandana

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