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Tian Hou Silk Factory

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Address: No.308 Hongjing Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China
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Expensive but Lots to Learn

I thought this place was too fancy for me, but I did enjoy the explanation of stages of silk worms, demonstrations on threading, and getting to see how they make pillows, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Walla Walla, Washington
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Turlock, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have no idea what location those that have written about the Tian Hou Silk Factory are referring to. There is not a silk factory nor a nearby factory store anywhere near No. 308 Hong Jing Lu in the Minhang District of Shanghai. There is NOT a listing for the factory at the Smart Shanghai website. I was there yesterday.... More 

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Walla Walla, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought this place was too fancy for me, but I did enjoy the explanation of stages of silk worms, demonstrations on threading, and getting to see how they make pillows, and comforters. We even got to pull the material and stretch it ourselves. The prices are high, but don't let the bedding area fool you. There is another room... More 

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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was in two parts; firstly about the cocoons and how the silk was stretched. You can even have a go at doing this yourself. After the demonstration of how the silk-wadded quilts are made you are invited into the shop which sells not only silk duvets but covers along with beautiful silk clothing. Very interesting.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Recommend. I really enjoyed seeing how this was done and was fascinated with how the web of silk can be stretched to doona size!

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

The factory has two main sections: demonstration of processing silk and the construction of silk-wadded quilts, and then an extensive showroom of ready-to-wear. Sizes are not exactly like American ones: my king silk quilt needs a queen duvet cover. Terrific values on the quilts, and they have their own, customs made and gorgeous silk duvet covers. Alas, I have a... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

As part of our Sinorama tour we learned about the silk process and it was very interesting. There was high pressure to purchase and we bought a set: duvet, cover, sheets and pillow shams. The store vacuum packed and wrapped the package for easy packing into our suitcase. The problem only arose when we got back to Canada and found... More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

As a part of our tour, we stopped here to see the production of silk and then visit the store of course. I have to say that I really never paid that much attention to how silk was manufactured but after a visit to the factory, I certainly have a new appreciation. The visit to the store afterwards was a... More 

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Halifax
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

The silk goods are so tempting to buy in China. we see a demonstration on silk quilt making . Here the double cocoons are used . The fluffy balls are stretched and the light layers are used in making gorgeous duvets that are lightweight but warm . The prices are much less than we would see them in the USA.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

We were pushed through the demo here as part of our tour company. Yes, it's very interesting and informative. We definitely enjoyed learning about how silk is made, but I probably would have like to spent my time elsewhere. Like most tourist traps, this is a big sales pitch to get you to purchase silk. If you have a passion... More 

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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Visited the large silk factory (government sponsored, fixed pricing) as part of our Sinorama China tour. Factory tour started with an ego trip depicting photos of world leaders that have visited wearing factory creations. Next an interesting presentation of the silk worm life line with visuals in preserved jars showing the various stages. One pupa for a single silk filament... More 

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Shanghai residents see Pudong’s suburbs as the place that grown-ups retreat to when they’re ready to settle down and stop living in the cramped confines of a refurbished lanehouse. The areas around Century Park are some of the most desirable as they are in close proximity to the Metro Lines, granting easy access to the heart of Puxi. The park itself is a huge draw, it’s one of Shanghai’s biggest and there are sports fields tucked into one of its corners, but five-star hotels, museums and great malls make life in the Century Park area easy for the homesick foreigner. And if living in a Western bubble in China isn’t your thing, there is plenty of local flavor to be had in between the major development. Some of Lujiazui’s futurism can also be seen in buildings and sculptures throughout the neighborhood as well.
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