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Published on Jan 31, 2018
Suzhou is the birthplace of silk and this luxury good has been refined over the thousands of years that it has been in production in this canal town. No wonder it is considered some of the finest in the world-- Suzhou's silk adorned China's emperors! But did you realize that silk is actually made from tiny, mulberry leaf eating silk worms? It is incredible how silk was discovered and how entire industries are built on these tiny worms. We went inside one of the city's most historic, still working factories--the No. 1 Silk Factory, to learn how valuable silk products are created today. After, we step into Xiu Niang, one of the highest end silk shops set along the Suzhou's canal to experience silk robes, dresses, scarves and more and to feel like Chinese royalty!