Yuan Long Gu Xiu Silk Store: "Silk and more" Beijing Shopping Tip by FreeCloud
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The store was established in 1930 by Shan Xi merchants (Jin Shang). Currently, it sells more than just silk fabric and products.
Gu Xiu, a famous type of embrodery (xiu) method starting from Gu family (originally starting from Shanghai in Ming dynasty, and has had a big influence on Suzhou embrodery).
The entire building has more than 5,000 sq meeter shopping area. It claims to have the largest silk fabric/product collection in Asia. Many world "dignities" has shopped here - something no Chinese store has ever missed to brag about!
The on-site Silk exhibition hall shows the entire process of silk production, and live exhibitions of silk rug making, double-side embrodery, and other folk art.
What to buy: 1st Fl: Linen embroderies (and other silk embroderies)
2nd Fl: floor rug, cashmere product
3rd Fl: Silk, linen, cotton fabrics
4th Fl: Silk, linen and cotton appearal
Misc: art and crafts, fur product
Service: tailor, mailing order, shipping etc
What to pay: Varies
Address: Yuanlong Mansion, 55 Tian Tan Lu
Directions: At the northeast corner of Temple of Heaven in Chong Wen district.
Bus 6, 35, 707, 106, 39 and 41 at Hong Qiao stop
Phone: Beijing 6702-2288
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