Jiangsu Silk Research Institute: "Cloth Fit For an Emperor" Suzhou Shopping Tip by yipsufen
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Suzhou has long been a major producer of the finest silk in the world. Hence, it is nicknamed the Home of Silk. Silk produced here are of superior quality if you buy from government runned outlets.
Tour to Suzhou will not be complete without a visit to silk museum / factory.
Here you can also learn about the process of making silk, turning cocoon into silk thread.
What to buy: Consider buying a silk quilt which is warm during winter months & cooling during summer months. It is also dubbed as "longetivity blanket" as it can last almost a lifetime. Other things to buy are silk scarf, tie & clothings.
What to pay: A single-bed quilt costs about RMB380.
Address: No.27 Xiyuan Road
othercontact: Fax: 0086-512-65315888
Theme: Women's Clothes
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