Suzhou Silk Factory

Admission:

Free

Hours:

8:30am-5:30pm daily

How to get there:

Located at 94 Nanmen Road (Nán Mén Lù, 南门路), the No. 1 Silk Factory can be best reached via taxi.

For over 80 years, the Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory (Sūzhōu Dì Yī Sīchǎng Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī, 苏州第一丝厂有限公司) has been a leader in local silk production. A complete silk manufacturing facility, the No. 1 Silk Factory handles every facet of production from raising silkworms and cocoon boiling to reeling and packing.

Visits to the silk factory include a tour of the facility, a lecture about silk production, a workshop on making silk goods and a visit to the factory's showroom.

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