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Suzhou Arts and Crafts Museum (Gōngyìmĕishùbówùguăn)

Suzhou Arts and Crafts Museum (Gōngyìmĕishùbówùguăn) Review

This impressive collection of contemporary art is proof that Suzhou craftsmanship remains very healthy. It's just a shame that, all too often, ivory seems to be the material of choice. A highlight here is watching artists in action during high season, carving jade, cutting latticework fans from thin sheets of sandalwood, and fashioning traditional calligraphy brushes. Perhaps most amazing is the careful attention to detail of the women embroidering silk. The museum is set within attractive gardens and traditional buildings.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 58 Xibei Jie, between Humble Administrator's Garden and the North Pagoda Suzhou, 215002 | Map It
  • Phone: 0512/6753–4874
  • Cost: Y15
  • Hours: Daily 9–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Suzhou
Updated: 05-28-2013

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