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I have seen paper making in the past but this place was very interesting about how they make "silk" paper from the bark of the mulberry tree. Lots to see and buy. The place was really old and is undergoing renovations to shoe how the...More
Loved watching every step of the hand made mulberry paper process. Beautiful "factory" with garden setting, and lovely gift shop with excellent examples of the paper and the embroidered paper they produce. Definitely an opportunity for souvenirs that are above and beyond the many kiosks...More
Ok this is not an amazing ancient architectural site but I found it very interesting and the team was friendly and explained the process very well. It was also nice to have a change. The paper is not cheap but why should it be cheap....More
My favorite tourist attraction in Samarkand.
In Samarkand, you must try 1) Samarkand Bread and 2) take a look at the Samarkand Paper. You can't see either elsewhere in the world.
This is the ONLY place that makes the Samarkand paper. Nowhere else in the...More
Visited here as part of our private day tour with our guide. Although interesting, it is definitely all about selling products in the shop, nothing more. All the young, teenage staff were sitting around chatting and texting until any tourists came along, then suddenly they...More
This mill has revived the art of making "silk paper" on which miniature paintings were made over the centuries. Silk paper isn't liked by insects and bookworms and so it has survived over the years. The mill is in a picturesque setting, the process of...More