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Interesting to learn about gold leaf process

Well worth a quick visit! We got a taxi from our hotel and asked the driver to wait because we knew... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
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It Takes Muscle to Make Gold Glitter!

After visiting a temple in Mandalay, our guide took us to King Galon to show us how gold leaf is... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Ottawa, Canada
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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 12 October 2018 via mobile

Well worth a quick visit! We got a taxi from our hotel and asked the driver to wait because we knew we'd only be about 15-20 minutes. Very interesting to see the whole process, of both how gold leaf is made and also the bamboo...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

After visiting a temple in Mandalay, our guide took us to King Galon to show us how gold leaf is produced. The men pounding the gold strip had worked up quite a sweat. We also saw how the leaf was cut and wrapped in bamboo...More

Thank TonyWestenbroek
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We went here a little reluctantly on the recommendation of our driver. It was very interesting to see the gold leaf being preparers and artfully applied. As expected there was a shop but no pressure, very reasonably fixed priced pieces available for sale.

Thank GBflysagain
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

1  Thank AP194R
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 dware82320
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 Teresa H
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
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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