Papyrus Shop
Papyrus Shop
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Anwar A
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Solo
These people are playing with your credit card without your knowledge. The commercial woman increases the pressure, we cannot leave the place without buying. The seller also took the opportunity to double the bill. I called the store when I realized the wrongdoing, which told me that he was going to send it back other products in compensation. I was robbed of 1500 dollars. I filed a complaint with Master Card for embezzlement.
Written February 20, 2021
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ginamsmith
Brisbane, Australia61 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
We gave in to the pressure of buying 4 pictures from this shop. Unfortunately for us we did not see the amount that was charged on the eftpos machine. It wasn’t until I saw my bank statement after leaving Egypt that I had been charged $1000 Australian dollars. I was very upset.
A friend said she was told by the shop her card was not working and it was swiped 3 times she saw her statement later and was charged 3 times for her picture. This shop is the reason I will not return to Egypt, I can’t even enjoy looking at my pictures now.
Travellers stay away from this shop.
Written March 5, 2020
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Alejandro F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Amazing store with beautiful works of art on papyrus. They showed us the process of how it is made and even wrote our names in hieroglyphics on one we bought. The manager, Islam, made us feel like family. Highly recommend people go visit.
Written July 12, 2023
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Alexandra C
Belgrade, Serbia70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Family
I liked it. I went to Egypt many times and bought papyrus in many different places but I think this one is of the best quality and the pictures are great. It is a very decent shop where you can look around and buy without pressure. Recommended!
Written November 25, 2012
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Nic S
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Taken to this “gallery” by our guide. Very garish selection. After a frenetic “demonstration “ of how papyrus is made which was barely coherent the hard sell began. In the end decided to take one of the cheaper scrolls which had a space to put our names in in hieroglyphics . This was done in 3 minutes by a woman with a felt tip pen. Very rough. Unfortunately it was put into a container before I could see it properly. Cost of original papyrus: $38 US. Cost of getting 2 names included $18US !
Continued to hard sell until we left the shop.
Excessively over priced and quality of the addition absolutely appalling. Embarrassed I fell for it .
Written August 12, 2019
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kc j
Mumbai, India5,231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
All local guides take you to such a place where you get a live demonstration of how paper is made from papyrus paper. Very interesting.
There you can see the various Egyptian paintings made on papyrus paper. They are no doubt very good and attractive. But the price is so high that most of us left without making any purchase.
Some of our brave friends bargained hard and got some deals. But I was not too sure whether they paid the right price.
What you get in the curio shops are so cheap that you find this deal difficult to accept.
The local guide insisted that the cheap ones are on fake papyrus paper and will not last long.
A very difficult choice !!!
Written March 9, 2018
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Peter B
Leicester, UK620 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Solo
If you have a desire to return home with some genuine papyrus it is better to visit one of the governments approved museum’s as buying on the street is very risky. On the street you may end up with something made in the same way as papyrus but possibly from banana leaf.
Here you will see not only how it is made, surprisingly simple in fact, but also be able to buy some genuine souvenirs some of which are very impressive. They will pack it properly and it is likely to survive even Egyptian baggage handlers.
Written January 26, 2013
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alikaki00
Athens GR26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
The shop is very nice, showing to people how papyrus paper is made, and although you are welcome not to buy, but only watch, the sales lady was SOOOOOO pushy, even though we told her that we already had a lot of papyrus back home, that we left with a headache...
Written October 19, 2012
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Eddie L
Reno, NV2,689 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Couples
Very intersesting watching the demonstration of papyrus being made. A beautiful gallery of artworks. Nice, tea service hospitality and no/low pressure salepeople.
Written October 27, 2011
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akolori
Portland, OR172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
Visited here during a tour of the great pyramids and feel in love with so many pieces. Prices can be fairly high on certain things, huge mural size art works, but you can bargain an incredible deal with them. Very very fair people to deal with. Authentic papyrus, beautiful hand drawn artwork and they will add your family name to them if you wish. Worth a visit!!
Written May 6, 2018
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