Sūzhōu Silk Museum
North Temple Pagoda
The tallest pagoda south of the Yangzi, at nine storeys North Temple Pagoda dominates the northern end of Renmin Lu. Climb it for...
An architectural triumph in Sūzhōu, this IM Pei–designed museum is an inspirational interpretation of a Sūzhōu garden, with a creative...
Lion’s Grove Garden
The garden was constructed in 1342 by the Buddhist monk Tianru to commemorate his master, who lived on Lion Cliff on Zhèjiāng’s Tīanmú...
Hidden in a quiet alley north of Lion’s Grove Garden, this courtyard restaurant attracts a mix of locals and well-informed visitors who...
2001 Renmin Lu · interesting places nearby
Sūzhōu Silk Museum information
Sūzhōu was renowned for silk production and weaving, and the Sūzhōu Silk Museum houses a number of fascinating exhibitions that detail the history of Sūzhōu’s 4000-year-old silk industry. Exhibits include a section on silk-weaving techniques and a room with live silk worms munching away on mulberry leaves and spinning cocoons. There are many functioning looms and its not uncommon to see staff at work on a large brocade. Many of the captions are in English. Adjacent to the museum is the new Sūzhōu Arts Museum, but the exhibitions are a bit hit and miss.