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“Interesting”

King Galon Gold Leaf Workshop
Ranked #1 of 10 Shopping in Mandalay
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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 it into small bags for sale . Quite interesting

Thank AP194R
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Reviewed 18 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 hammering on the gold sheets, you are guided into the sales area. They carry a wide variety of gold-leafed objects, but prices are high and quoted in US dollars.

Thank James W
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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
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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 a coach tour which meant we could watch and ask questions. The tours was in and out in 5 minutes.

Thank 918teresah
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Reviewed 1 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
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