Sūzhōu Silk Museum
North Temple Pagoda
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You can rent bikes down the alley beside 2061 Renmin Lu.
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2001 Renmin Lu; 人民路2001号 · interesting places nearby
Sūzhōu Silk Museum information
By the 13th century Sūzhōu was the place for silk production and weaving, and the Sūzhōu Silk Museum houses fascinating exhibitions detailing the history of Sūzhōu’s 4000-year-old silk industry. Exhibits include a section on silk-weaving techniques and silk fashion through the dynasties, while you can amble among mulberry shrubs outdoors. You can also see functioning looms and staff at work on, say, a large brocade.