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China National Silk Museum

Open Now: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Yuhuangshan Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou 310002, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to visit if you want to learn about the history of silk and the effects of the silkroad. It was a wonderful journey everything is explained( written)in both Chinese and English. As an added bonus the museum is set in a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michael_cruises
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Group were amazed at he beautiful silk embroidery here & such fine work done by the embroiderers. Most us bought samples.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Helen C
Reviewed November 1, 2018

buy your self a silk doona, just wonderful, Then go shopping at their upstairs department stall. socks, made of silk, underwear, pyjamma and so much more scarves just wonderful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank streaty
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

I was on a short trip in Hangzhou and decided to visit the museum with my partner. We took a taxi from our hotel and asked the receptionist to kindly explain the destination. The museum is well maintained and informative regarding the silk and sericulture....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jigmetD14
Reviewed October 26, 2018

You will learn more about silk than you will probably want to know. You will silk clothing dating back to B.C. Worth seeing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank henry m
Reviewed October 17, 2018

There was so much to learn and see. The guide was very good but we didn't have much time. It was interesting and enjoyable but nothing that stuck out as a must go.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jacalope
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Since our hotel was close by, and because it was too hot and humid to go to the West Lake, we decided to check out this museum. What a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Extremely well signed in English and Chinese, you can learn...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lilymama
Reviewed May 21, 2018

If you would like to buy some silk products then this is quite a nice place to go and see. Lots of options from clothes to home furnishing and stuff.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PushExplore
Reviewed May 16, 2018

I came to see the buildings' architecture as much as the interior displays. I was not disappointed and the place is a tribute to the importance of silk in Chinese history. The museum is World Heritage listed and is one of the largest textile and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Intriguing history of how silk became such a core part of China! And how silk is actually harvested from silkworms. Didn’t take our guide too long to get us there. We spent between 1-2 hours there. Photography is allowed in the exhibits. Amazing silk gown...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank amyztravelz
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