Renowned as the world’s largest Silk Museum, the China National Silk Museum was founded in February 1992. Positioned in East China's Zhejiang Province, the museum is dedicated to the heritage of silk making in China.
The silk culture of China dates back to more than 5000 years. The China National Silk Museum is the first museum specializing in silk in the country. The museum boasts a total exhibition space of 50,000 sqm.
Among the museum’s prominent displays are the three world famous Silk routes through desert, sea and land. The exhibits also include important facts about silk making and silk products from the different dynasties.
Built in 326 A.D., Lingyin Temple is one of China’s admired Buddhist monasteries and one of the country’s ten prominent Buddhist temples.
The temple was named a protected site in 1961 due to its immense cultural and historical significance. The temple is also a centre for research on the Buddhist culture of China.