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
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 20, 2006
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