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Located in the heart of Islamic Cairo, this busy and colorful open-air bazaar is filled with unique and exotic items from spices and perfumes to jewelry and souvenirs.
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Al-Azhar Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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+20 2 25897443
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 December 2005

Located in Islamic Cairo this place is a must see. We were told it was a tourist trap and that you will not find any bargains. However we didn't visit Khan Al-Khalili until our last day in Cairo and by then we were very used...More

54  Thank Nefertari
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 March 2008

If u wanna get a cab and not being cheated too much I recommend you to catch a yellow taxi (they are all painted yellow). These ones use a meter and the ride ends up being way expensive than bargaining. for example a yellow cab...More

12  Thank joox_1
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Khan Khalili is one of the oldest bazaars in the world. All kinds of merchandise is sold thete.. from gold to silver, to copper, cotton and leather products, and artfacts etc. One can also access the oldest Jewish Gheto through very narrow streets.. only a...More

Thank Toppolina
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the place to pick up cheap, fun souvenirs. Bargain for everything. You can buy things really cheap here. The merchants were pleasant, not overbearing as in many other markets.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a place! Hussle bustle and nonstop noise. Fabulous atmosphere but you must be ready to say no if you really don’t want to buy. There are some fantastic bargains on offer if you are prepared to look hard enough and get past the tourist...More

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am not sure why but this place reminded me of Old Montreal in Montreal, Canada. You will feel the energy from the street vendors and tourists, and this is the largest night bazaar in Egypt I think. If you are here to feel the...More

Thank Oz in Vegas G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like every old city Cairo has its big market with hundreds of stores across many narrow streets. Some streets specialize in a particular commodity, like clothes or weighing scales etc. UNESCO has recognized this market as a historical heritage site

1  Thank Samosababa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Khan El Khalili is an amazing life tme experience. The shops are full with wonderful gifts both historical & others. The beauty of the stones & accessories are beyond imagination. Sitting in a cafe in this amazing square ordering the traditional Egyptian tea, Turkish coffee...More

Thank hemmat2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love walking around and having all senses involved: varied colors, smells and tastes, people speaking in numerous languages and varying textures of different cloths? This is the place! Mind you, some people may feel repelled by the "active" selling attitude of some vendors. Not my...More

Thank Colesterol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place where you will feel the beating heart of Cairo. A place that is almost 1000 years old with the smell of spices all over the place and always crowded and full of life. A great experience and a history relived.

Thank elhoss-masr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place you will get everything there that you can possibly buy from Egypt ! So don’t waste your time anywhere else. It’s cheap and you need to be a good hackler to win the game 🤣

Thank nafiz333
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on our last night and really did not regret it - even if we do run out of money having haggled for some great pashminas. Felt really safe even after walking way off the beaten track to find an ATM Great place at...More

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koko2035
17 November 2018|
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Response from alaskantravelnut | Reviewed this property |
You can buy nice housewares, but if you’re looking for the cheapest everyday kinds of things, there is a more local market across the main highway from Khan al Kalili. Sorry that I can’t recommend a particular place to eat... More
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vgp95
8 October 2018|
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Response from AdventureDiva | Reviewed this property |
As others have mentioned, it is best to use cash. You have a better chance to get a better discount during your bartering phase.
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Fiona1320
20 September 2018|
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Response from Valeria C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I cannot remember where but last year I saw one in one of the little streets
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Emma0805
31 August 2018|
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Response from Emma0805 | Reviewed this property |
What I did to go to Marsa Matruh . The safest and reasonably priced way to go from Cairo to Marsa Matruh . Is by coach I’m my situation I used Go Bus Vip Ticket was 200Lb each you get a small lunch box on the bus presented... More
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Laura101460
30 July 2018|
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Response from Nidal S | Reviewed this property |
hello Laura yes its available there as i bought 1 for my sister last year , enjoy your visit
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