The No.1 Silk Factory
Chinese name: 第一丝厂 (Di Yi Si Chang)
Location: No.94 Nanmen Road, Canglang District, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province.
Recommended time for a visit: 1 hour
Introduction to the No.1 Silk Factory of Suzhou
The silk is always a famed representative of the ancient city of Suzhou, while the No.1 Silk Factory is just shinning card of the Suzhou silk. Built in 1926, the present No.1 Silk Factory of Suzhou is not only a workshop for silk reeling, weaving and products manufacture, but also a site for factory tour of silk knowledge and silk shopping.
In No.1 Silk Factory, the tourist project is a comprehensive one with knowledge, culture and participation, in which visitors can watch the overall process of silk products from the manual peeling of the cocoons to the drawing producing, and even take part in the process. The visiting sections is consists of mulberry planting and silkworm breeding, the exhibition of the factory history, silk reeling, the production of the silk quilt, products exhibition and silk fashion show. In the 6000-square-meter shopping zone, more than 1000 designs of silk products are for choice, such as silk knitted dress, silk tatting clothes, silk quilt, silk embroidery, and so on.