The City of Suzhou

Tour Day 16: Sunday, May 6, 2001

#1 Silk Factory & Choyers

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Our Guide In Suzhou

Sorry, but my notes didn't reveal his name. If anyone can help with this, please do.

Before visiting the silk mill we were given information about the farming of silk worms and the harvesting of the filaments. So, we had a better idea of what we were about to see.

The Mulberry Plant

The silkworms eat fruitless mulberry leaves. Here's a sample of one of the plants growing by a sidewalk outside the factory. We didn't see this plant in tree form, so we don't know if it's exactly the same plant as the fruitless mulberry tree that grows in the United States.

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Page last updated June 20, 2001.