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“The famoust old market and bazaar.”
Review of Khan Al-Khalili

Khan Al-Khalili
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Private Walking Tour to Khan el-Khalili and Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
Ranked #19 of 312 things to do in Cairo
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Owner description: 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.
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“The famoust old market and bazaar.”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

It is one of the most must see on tourists list...very old place (souk) with many of old mosques. All the old monuments , traditional Egyptian dresses and souvenirs are every where around you.
Sank in oriental atmospher and bargaining like you live in the old history of trading.
The perfect place for hand made silver , gold and precious stone.
If you visited Cairo , do not miss.

Visited May 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“1001 Nights”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Went there by taxi, all alone at 10pm and was pleasantly surprised by the enchanting atmosphere (as mentioned by Shaymaa_m), cleanliness, general friendliness and was charmed by how helpful people were. Felt safe and enjoyed the views, which reminded me of the stories of the 1001 Arabian Nights. Bargaining is part of the game and of course you have to consider carefully what you commit to. Relax, don't be in a rush to buy - haggling is a way of being sociable. Retain your good humour. Earlier on, our guide told us if you're not interested in buying, you should firmly say "no" once only. If you repeat the "no", the sellers see this as an invitation to try harder. I tried this and it worked.
Definitely recommend a visit to this area.

Visited May 2014
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Cairo, Egypt
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Have a taste of the oriental place”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I love khan al-khalili and usually go there with my friends and family. the place and the near by neighborhoods are full of oriental style cafe's like zeinab khaoun, el fishawy and more. These cafe's are reasonably priced and the atmosphere is enchanting. Khan Al-Kalili is also a great place to shop for Egyptian style galabyas and accessories, but don't forget to haggle. Yes one more thing , you can get a nice Henna tattoo there by one of the ladies who pass by the cafes.

Visited March 2014
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cairo
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“A must see in Cairo”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

One of the oldest and most beutiful markets in the country it was founded during Ottoman dynasty,the buildigs and architecture are amazing the shops with workers so artistic with handmade merchandise(glass blowing,Brass and copper engraving...etc)its a great place to buy souvenirs and gifts.great people but u have to bargain.

Visited December 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Haven't been there yet? Missing out on a lot”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

If you haven't squeezed your self in this beautiful old streets strip mall type of feel but very old fashion then you are missing out on a lot of fun..

Wow
Moss it so much

I would go back in a blink of an eye

Becareful sellers think they can rip you off being a tourist

Oozes history with every step and touch..

Visited June 2013
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