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Address: 98 Haram St. El Haram, Giza, Egypt
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Appreciated the demonstration of how papyrus is made, how to distinguish between "real" and "fake," etc. We didn't end up buying anything, and couldn't tell if that was rude or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Columbus, Ohio
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Meerut, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are interested in Papyrus work and it's history and some papyrus painting, than it might interest you , otherwise tourists coaches or tour operators compel you to visit and waste your valuable time here . Not recommended.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Appreciated the demonstration of how papyrus is made, how to distinguish between "real" and "fake," etc. We didn't end up buying anything, and couldn't tell if that was rude or not, but our tour agency didn't ask us ahead of time if we wanted to go here either.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They show you the process of making papyrus paper and they let me video it. They offer you coffee or tea as part of Egyptian hospitality. They have tons of great art. Don't pay the sticker price...haggle down to 1/3 to 1/2 of the listed price. They can also write your name on it in hieroglyphics. If they follow you... More 

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive read a few reviews on here about pressure about buying let me remind you nothing in life is free you watch and learn so much, Papyrus has lasted thousands of years what isnt intresting about that, its history and a fabulous art form then they ask you if you want to buy of course they want to push it,,... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you walk in everyone is very welcoming and nice. It is Egyptian custom to offer tea to their guests, try the hibiscus tea, it is delicious. As you sip your tea you are being showed how papyrus is made from start to finish, hands on, right in front of you and how to tell between fake and real papyrus.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you will get much cheaper paintings outside, do not buy from here. You can see how the papyrus is made and the paintings are done here but do not buy from here.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Agent took our group to this store. The demo was good and a learning experience for us. After the demo they unleashed a group of sales boys behind us and they did everything possible to convince us for buying. I choose 2 painting of small A4 size and cost was total 1450 Egyptian pound. Initially they offered 25% off;... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is impressive seeing how they make the paper, but if you visit here they will pressure you to buy something. It isn't a museum, it is a shop and I would say is a tourist trap. Tip: If you do want to buy anything, haggle the price down as low as possible and ask for frames to be included!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They might show you how they make papyrus, which is interesting but the rest of the time they will try and sell you super overpriced papyrus paintings claiming that it's because theirs is made on 'real' papyrus. Don't be fooled.

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Pune
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit place, when you are in Cairo. A live demo of how fresh stems are converted into a papyrus painting material. Very beautiful paintings are then made depriving history and culture of Egypt. If you are in a real authentic place, then you can expect these paintings at a very fair price otherwise one needs to do a hard... More 

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