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Jungshi Paper Factory

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Khuju Lam Street, Thimphu, Bhutan
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All reviews paper making process paper products traditional methods tree bark finished product step by step daphne sheets manufactured shop postcards deh practiced government bhutan
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Much more interesting than we had imagined, a visit takes 15-20 minutes. You start by seeing the tree bark used to make the paper soaked and cooked in an iron cauldron over a wood fired. You then enter the factory, where it’s all done by...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank filmg
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

You can the entire low tech process of making beautiful paper from tree bark to finished product. Amazing actually. Shop on site selling nice finished products made from paper made at the factory.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank artajS
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

This paper factory displays their paper making process from start to finish. Paper is made from the bark of the Daphne tree. Walk through the factory and see each step of the paper-making process. You’ll end off at the store selling various products from postcards,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jiaquan92
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

It was a good decision to take my daughter- 4 years old to show her the traditional way of making paper esp the hand made paper They do charge an entry fee of RS 50. Don't expect ppl to explain you the process You have...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank malini55
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

More than ‘factory’, it’s a cottage making paper from Daphne tree bark using an ancient technique. You can buy beautiful end products from the store.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LamN_12
Reviewed 29 August 2018

On the other side of the lake, not far from Hotel River View. You can walk but I would suggest a cab, at least on the way up. You can see how paper is made based on first principles: cooking or parts of the Daphne...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TiredLuxurySeeker
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Traditional Jungshi Handmade paper factory. Jungshi means natural set up in 1990 by the Government to safe guard the old tradition of handmade paper making in Bhutan. The raw materials are bark from Daphne Papuri era sief-Thymalae-ceae (3000 ft and above sea level), bark from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dr_ganlt
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This place is just a 10 min walk from the Thimphu bus station. It’s a unique experience in the whole of your itinerary across Bhutan. And there’s no stench or smell in the factory process that one could not bare. There’s a 50₹ ticket with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shubhamsinghal13
Reviewed 4 August 2018

If you've never seen paper made before, this is a good stop to make. You can see all the different steps of the process, and it's all done without chemicals. At the end of the tour there is a gift shop where you can purchase...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MusicMandy
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The process of producing paper can be seen in this small factory settings. Quite enlightening and informative experience definitely worth a visit. Don't be tempted to buy too much in the adjacent museum shop. The items sold there are also available throughout the city/country.

Date of experience: July 2018
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