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Went on tour of this workshop and it was like stepping back in time with 3 men beating the gold... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Perth, Australia
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Interesting !

Interesting workshop where all work is performed by hand. I was particularly impressed by how much... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
James W
Henderson, Nevada
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No 143 36th Street, Between 77th & 78th Street, Myet Parr Yart, Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 2 32 135
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Went on tour of this workshop and it was like stepping back in time with 3 men beating the gold leaf that was wrapped in bamboo paper and dear skin paper thin with big hammers and watching the labies manually put on cardboard and pack...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Interesting workshop where all work is performed by hand. I was particularly impressed by how much manual labor it takes to create the sheets of gold leaf. Fun place to visit, but be aware that this is geared to the tourist trade...after watching the guys...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Good explanation of how a gold nugget is transformed to gold leaf. Also how bamboo is transformed into paper to separate the gold leaves. Also able to watch men hammering the gold, made me tired just watching!!

Thank HKinsey
Reviewed 15 March 2018

A very hard process watching the young men with their hammers. They did not have as large muscles as I thought they might. Interesting process of the gold as well as the bamboo paper used to separate the sheets.We were lucky enough to go before...More

Thank 918teresah
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We visited this workshop during a tour of the city and found it quite interesting. The workers are very hard working and excellent in their craft, which shows in the pieces sold at the shop.

Thank ntflady
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

You get to know how they make gold leaves and there is a shop where you can buy gold souvenirs. You can also see workers hammering on the gold. Tough job. Allow 30 minutes.

Thank Lars S
Reviewed 6 February 2018

A fascinating gold leaf producing workshop where a tiny 32 gram ingot of gold is hammered, cut and hammered again repeatedly until 2600 pieces of gold leaf are produced. watching the men repeatedly hammering the gold, and women placing the fantastically delicate gold leaf, about...More

1  Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The working conditions in this place would be condemned in the western world. Young guys doing mind numbing, back breaking and noisy work for 8 hours per day, hammering gold leaf. Our guide advised that most of them end up being hearing impaired. Surely a...More

Thank Skyfox49
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We walked to this place as opposed to most visitors who come with a tour bus. So we were able to see how much of a show it is. When a bus pulls up, the staff all start pounding on the gold. As soon as...More

Thank SylvanoT
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Interesting to see how they make gold leafs using bamboo sheets and wooden mallets. Very primitive I was bored after about 5 minutes. Men using wooden mallets to whack the same piece of bamboo and gold. A gift shop but they are not pushy in...More

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Response from oakleycoakley | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I was only a visitor - but im sure a quick google should provide answers