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Gold: a religious passion in Myanmar

People all over the world (especially ladies) love gold. So it is with Myanmar folks too. But it... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2019
Chennai (Madras), India
Interesting to learn about gold leaf process

Well worth a quick visit! We got a taxi from our hotel and asked the driver to wait because we knew... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
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No 143 36th Street, Between 77th & 78th Street, Myet Parr Yart, Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 2 32 135
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TonyWestenbroek
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GBflysagain
Reviewed April 6, 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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 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...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank dware82320
Reviewed March 16, 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!!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank HKinsey
Reviewed March 15, 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...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed March 1, 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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ntflady
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

You get to know how they make gold leaves and there is a shop where you can buy gold souvenirs. You can also see workers hammering on the gold. Tough job. Allow 30 minutes.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from oakleycoakley | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I was only a visitor - but im sure a quick google should provide answers