Khan Al-Khalili

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Khan Al-Khalili
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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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Raluca L
Bucharest, Romania45 contributions
A must do in Cairo
Jul 2021
During my previous trips to Cairo I delayed visiting this wonderful traditional market/ bazaar because I didn't know what I'd miss.
Benefits:
- a real grip of Cairo's culture
- a trip to the past
- wonderful traditional arhitecture
- Mahony restaurant in the tiny Khan El Khalili Mall :)
Since I discovered it, I went there everyday- there are plenty of attractions to visit in the neighbourhood and I invite you to enjoy the discovery adventure!
Written 17 August 2021
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Josh B
Lafayette, IN353 contributions
Fun mixed shopping experience
May 2021 • Family
Food, souvenirs, spices, jewels—this is a sensory experience! There is the usual Egyptian experience of vendors accosting tourists, but we found plenty of gems among the made in China cheap souvenirs. We ended up eating koshary inside a clothing shop! Shops closed at 11.
Written 1 July 2021
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Saleh
Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia320 contributions
Life
Jun 2020 • Couples
Good place for active nightlife and buying souvenirs, but you need to negotiate the prices before you pay. Also, it is very busy during the night and weekends
Written 19 June 2021
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Chelsea
107 contributions
Hard to navigate
Apr 2021 • Couples
This is a great place to stop and get souvenirs to remember your time in Egypt. It’s definitely a tourist trap, with somewhat pushy sales men. They will offer insanely high prices at first, so don’t ever take the first price. We were initially told $350 for a set of Coptic jars that we ended up getting for around $40. Many sellers have an assortment of items in their “storefront” and then have more in a back area. They also try to pass you off to a friends stall once you’re done with them. We did find the stalls hard to navigate through, as there was no map.
Written 27 May 2021
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Tatiana T
Austin, TX152 contributions
Tourist Trap, but worth seeing!
Apr 2021 • Couples
We stopped at Khan Al-Khalili as part of a day tour of Cairo. It's definitely more for tourists than locals, bit it has tons of shops to get all your souvenirs, gifts and traditional Egyptian garments. Great litte cafes within the maze of the market to grab a coffee or fresh juice, and incredible views of the surrounding mosques. Definitely worth the stop here.
Written 29 April 2021
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Joy
Amman, Jordan200 contributions
Great place for souvenirs
Apr 2021 • Friends
Here’s a great place to see local culture and to purchase your favorites. While most everything is probably imported, it still has some nice souvenirs to remember your time in Egypt. Also there are local cafes to get a juice on a hot summer day.
Written 17 April 2021
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AhmedEltahlawy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates24 contributions
A fantastic historical place
Apr 2021 • Couples
One of the best areas in Egypt - Cairo you can purchase an amazing authentic handmade souvenirs and get a traditional Egyptian tea in Alfeshawy Cafe which is over 300 years ago built since Automans Era.

Egypt is Fantastic forget about Covid in this land and there is a lot of touristic groups there.
Written 8 April 2021
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nicole p
Atlanta, GA117 contributions
Would have been better with a guide ...
Apr 2021
There are so many markets around the city - this one is not for the faint of heart - the merchants do follow you - and do not take "no" or "there is no way that is going through customs" - as an answer. We wanted to find authentic prayer beads but will end up buying elsewhere. Exhausted from saying no so many times or just ignoring (which seems harsh but ended up the easiest). If someone asks where you are from and you answer, wow - you will get an instant friend.

It is dirty - but you should see it. Just go with a guide. Many areas were really cool and many were, um, not. Some are shady (creepy) and some are young (the area with the photoshop backgrounds where you can grab a soda and watch people prepare for prayers).
Written 5 April 2021
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Patsiems
Atlanta, GA76 contributions
Egypt as it is.
Aug 2020
I love Khan Al-Khalili. It is Egypt as it is, full of hustle and bustle. It is one of my MUST stops every year. Yes is is dirty and the vendors will do anything to sell you something but that is Egypt. I love the people and if you show respect to them, they will treat you with the same respect.
Western people are maybe shocked. If you are over sensitive leave you kids at home. Also think about it, in all Middle East and Mediterranean cultures life does start when it is dark. And if you object to medal detectors and checking your purse, think about it - it is for your own safety.
Will go again and again, see you in July 2021.
Written 6 March 2021
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Sayed A
3 contributions
Excellent Team
Feb 2021 • Friends
Excellent Service the khan al. Khalili restaurant and nagep mahfwz excellent staff and very good food thanks you so much all Team and special thanks to mr Ahmed and mr ashraf ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Written 27 February 2021
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