King Galon Gold Leaf Workshop, Mandalay

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  • So labor intensive...was glad to witness it. A strong cultural and religious task. Aside from that, wouldn't suggest making any purchases...just the small sample with brochure was enough for me.  more »
  • Fancy that! All that goldleaf on all the Buddhas and Pagodas is still being beaten into submission by hand in little workshops like this one all over Burma. The workers must be SO fit. The gold is...  more »
  • I was keen to see one of the gold leaf workshops during my visit to Myanmar. It was FREE, informative and worth the 15 or so minutes we spent there. We bought some of the small gold leaf packs as...  more »
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  • Nice to see how those golden leafs that are sold all over SE Asia are made. I wonder if it is still the same procedure or if it’s just a show. Anyway, nice exit through gift shop where you can buy water with gold in it. Makes you poop gold! Must have!
  • The main aim is for selling souvenirs in high price by setting up with traditional art of gold leaf production.Products are not really made by them.They bought from low cost suppliers and make a King Galon label on it. LOL!
  • Excellent shop to watch the process of gold being pounded (for 5 hours) into gold leaf. Products for sale are a bit over priced and quality is low. But go for the experience!
  • Great attraction for tuorist. You can see how the golden leafs are prepared and buy them. There is also a little shop where you may find something for you. Prices are quite high (as for Mandalay) however you won't regret buying of something.
  • Wow! To watch how they pound the gold to make the gold leaf is amazing!

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