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Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill

No.94 Nanmen Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215007, China
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"pillow cases"
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"mulberry leaves"
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"whole process"
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"finished product"
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"beautiful products"
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"stuffing"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Built in 1926 and I think run by the Government but I can't be sure. It is easy parking and spacious inside but uses all the original equipment. You can see the raising of the silk worms on Mulberry leaves. Some are kept for further...More

2  Thank Gerri S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place on 11th March 2018 and purchased ther 20/20 package which was a full king sized bed package costing $749.00 it came already packed in a suitcase and was vacuum sealed.Upon opening it back in Australia to find they didn’t pack the silk...More

1  Thank Brad D
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I purchased a duvet, comforter, pillows and several other items and had them shipped back. They never arrived. And don't try calling to inquire. Useless.

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

We visited the Suzhou Silk Mill in the fall of 2015 and purchased king size duvet and duvet cover. When we got home realized neither were king. Tour was great, love the product but very disappointed that size was incorrect. Buyer beware. Know measurements of...More

2  Thank lawtonrl
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Very interesting to see the process . But more important at this place is the market . Time they spending to telling the story is like 15 min but than they give you like 2 hr for shopping. On one floor there are huge variety...More

Thank Anna-Maria U
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

A friend had suggested we should visit a silk factory in China, so we were pleasantly surprised when our tour guide took us here. Very fascinating explanation of how silk is produced and made, all the way from handling silkworms to the finished product. Of...More

1  Thank drb8053
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The explanatory part of the tour is actually quite short, but it was very interesting and enjoyable. Our group of two (plus local guide) arrived around lunchtime, but a factory guide left her lunch to help us. We had an opportunity to touch live silkworms...More

5  Thank Kris_K_D
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We visited this factory as part of our tour of Suzhou. You get a wonderful tour of the whole process of silk manufacture - the life cycle of the silk worms, how the silk is extracted, and then prepared for use in garments etc. You...More

Thank Rick M
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This was a stop included in our tour of China. Knowing little about what silkworms were, what their lifecycle is and how silk thread is recovered, it was a good educational experience. Our local guide (from the tour) was very well-versed in silkworms, having cultivated...More

2  Thank Shaka_Frank
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

I have been to the this museum several times with guests but never bought duvets there. Local expats know Mei Mei's oat the temple entrance on Guan Qian walking Street is the place to get the right size, weight and price for real silk duvets....More

4  Thank Deborah B
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Punch M
10 April 2018|
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Response from Anna-Maria U | Reviewed this property |
We took ours as a second luggage to the plane. We didn't pay extra. Everything was ok
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23 October 2016|
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Response from 307Jocelyn | Reviewed this property |
sorry, I cant help we were on a coach-organised tour, on our return to uk, we found it almost impossible to trace this attraction, China doesnt recognise Google or Facebook/Messenger so i don't know how you would be able to... More
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Violacasey
22 June 2016|
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Response from Desmawaty | Reviewed this property |
I think they don't sell it online. But they told me that they export their products. Maybe you can get further information by contact them via e-mail. Regards, Desma
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