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We came here as part of organized tour and are from USA
They explain the papyrus making process very well . However, the prices here are exorbitantly high . We did not realize this as it was our first day in Egypt and were tired...More
$ 65 USD
I visited the Papyrus Institute on a 2 day visit to Cairo. The tour was 50% opportunities to buy. Nowhere are the "displayed" prices are firm.
I am NOT a fan of bargaining.
The local currency, Egyptian pounds is currently 18 to...More
Nice to know the prints are made on real papyrus (unlike the bookmarks sold by many of the venders). Prices are reasonable, and purchases carefully wrapped in cardboard tubes. Explanation on how it is made was interesting, and no pressure to buy!
Its nice to know about the manufacturing of Paper from Papyrus Plant. They demonstrate it very well. They also taught us how to differentiate Papyrus paper from the fake one made from Sugarcane. The artwork on these papers are fantastic and a thing to collect...More
I visited on my first day in Egypt definitely jet-lagged, which made me vulnerable. Corralled into visiting by the driver whom I hired to take me to the pyramids and wound up buying papyrus for friends and family that I hadn't intended. I agree with...More
Here you can see the process of how the papyrus plant is turned to paper in an informative demonstration. The prices are not cheap but rest assured you're getting real, authentic papyrus from a government-regulated institution. Be sure to haggle to get a good price.
This institute is really interesting as the people running the place will explain to the visitors the complex process tajing place when producing papyrus in a kind and engaging methodological way.
Visitors might not only learn about papyrus but also buy some as souveniers if...More
Papyrus is a tree grown in Nile river delta, it's stem etc.used for making a paper known as Papyrus. Papyrus is used for writing printing and arts for hundred of years in Egypt. This Papyrus institute gives a live demonstration that how paper is made....More
Response from MaryAnneCullen | Reviewed this property |
The sales person at the institute is willing to negotiate. She kept offering more deals until eventually my daughter bought like two pieces and she threw in a third piece for free. Don't be shy about haggling.