King Galon Gold Leaf Workshop, Mandalay

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  • 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 i...  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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Mostly a showroom for the making of gold leaf and bamboo paper. There is also a jewelry shop, and you can watch the workers as they hand craft the gold and jewelry. It's a very quick stop, doesn't take a long time, and is worth a quick view if you've never seen the process in action before.
  • A fascinating look at an age old technique for making gold leaf. It will blow your mind when you see the effort required to produce one tiny sheet of gold leaf and then you think of the sheer volume of gold leaf needed for just one pagoda or huge Buddha statue.
  • Great place to view gold leaf making. The higher costly stuff are closer to tourist price but the gold leaf and the small gold square that they put on the Buddha are worth the price! Buy here to avoid awkwardness from buying at the temple.
  • Interesting and real. And the best experiences are free. No pressure to buy.
  • Quite an interesting place where you can see the gold leaf making. From the process of making bamboo sheets to making gold leaf and then preparing stacks, all of it can be seen here. You can shop some souvenirs as well.

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