Silk is one of the major products of Hangzhou,so make sure to include hangzhou silk in your tour when you visit Hangzhou.
Duration: 5 Hours
China National Silk Museum,Hangzhou Silk Street,Hangzhou Brand Silk Stores,Silk shopping
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Hangzhou silk has enjoyed a high reputation in the whole country for thousands of years. The excellent skills of those artists and the attractive appearances of those silk productions can be highlights of this city.
Hangzhou boasts more than several thousand kinds of silks of different patterns, designs and colors. Hangzhou silks are praised by foreign visitors as the "flowers of Oriental art" and "as mysterious as a dream". As far back as the Tang and Song Dynasties, some 900 to 1300 years ago, Hangzhou was already the acknowledged as China’s "home of silk". Today, Zhejiang Province with Hangzhou as its capital city is the biggest producer of silks and satins in China. Since Marco Polo first visited Hangzhou during the Yuan Dynasty, foreign visitors have been entranced by the luxurious silks in this city.
Since silk is one of the major products of Hangzhou, so make sure to include this in your destination when you visit Hangzhou.
Our local hangzhou tour guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou train station with a welcome sign" Hangzhou Private Tour", then starts the Hangzhou half day tour as below:
The first stop is the China National Silk Museum.China National Silk Museum is the first state-level professional silk museum in the country as well as the biggest of its kind throughout the world.The museum includes Silk Road Gallery, Fashion Gallery, Weaving Gallery, Conservation Gallery, Collection Hall, Brocade Hall.
China National Silk Museum, visited by G20 Summit leaders' wives, is not only the first state-level specialized silk museum in China, but also the largest silk museum in the world at present. China National Silk Museum displays about 5000 years silk history and culture which is regarded as an educational and amazing window for travelers to have a better understanding about Chinese silk and the Silk Road and have a new respect and appreciation for Chinese and Western silk art and fashion.
Besides, China National Silk Museum has very elegant environment – graceful architectures stretching on the green grasslands, different kinds of flowers blooming, water gurgling, birds singing...bringing you a fresh and comfortable visit while learn about the silk creation.
The next stop is the Hangzhou Silk Market.Hangzhou is popular for its silk; therefore if you're planning to take home something that's typical of Hangzhou, you might want to consider buying something from the silk market. Hangzhou has been a centre of silk production for several centuries now. At the silk market, there are nearly 600 shops selling silk in all forms. You can shop for scarves, ties, fabrics, suits, dresses, handicrafts, and a whole lot more and you can find great deals in wholesale as well as retail prices. This is definitely a place that you cannot afford to miss. However, you should be prepared to haggle hard in order to get the best price on items of your choice.
And if you want to buy some very good quality silk products, Below are some Silk Brands in Hangzhou
Wensli is the first well-known trademark in domestic textile garment industry. In 2001, under the requirement of the state economic and trade commission, Wensli group co., LTD was responsible for design and production of 300 sets of men and women silk night-robes for those political leaders and wealthy tycoons at home and abroad who attended the APEC meeting in Shanghai. They awarded high marks.
Si Chou Ren Jia (丝绸人家)
The brand Si Chou Ren Jia was created since 1988. The company is located by the beautiful West Lake. Main products of it include: digital scarf, hand-painted and other kinds of scarves, silk, silk cotton, all kinds of men's and women's silk pajamas, bathrobe, fashion clothing and other series of silk products.
Other famous silk company brands includes Yan Xia Chou Yi (烟霞绸艺), Dou Jian Sheng (都锦生), Tian Tang Gu Shi (天堂故事), HSDP (喜得宝), Yong Le Fang (永乐坊), etc.
After the tour ends, drive you back to your hotel in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou train station and your tour ends.
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