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People all over the world (especially ladies) love gold. So it is with Myanmar folks too. But it appears that they collect Gold not for themselves, but for donating it to temples. Everyday, all over Myanmar, even the poorest families buy thin strips of Gold...More
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
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
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.
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
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
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!!
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