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Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory

Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory

As a state-owned factory, the Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory was founded in 1926. Tourists can visit the factory and experience the process of producing silk with ancient machines.

Upon arrival, a brief introduction about the process of producing silk will be given to visitors before going into the factory to observe. When you enter the factory you will see the process of silk manufacturing from silkworm to silk. There are even live silkworms on display eating mulberries.

After the process, you will be shown how the different silk cocoons are sorted by quality level and how silk is woven into cloth on giant looms in details. It will be an impressive experience that will make you appreciate silk more. The section on display is large and well-designed. There are many silk products on sale, from silk quilts, scarves, ties, to qipaos and pajamas, and so on. There are even silk cloths with embroideries. Every piece of silk is of high quality and at reasonable prices.