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“Aladdin's Cave full of wonderful things”
Review of Caravanserai

Caravanserai
Ranked #38 of 84 things to do in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 December 2011

After visiting Medinet Habu, we set off again on our travels, passing by the Egyptian craft shop called Caravanserai where we hoped we could buy some presents to take home. It was disappointing to find that it was closed, but our driver spoke to some of the locals and, like magic, someone appeared with the keys and opened the shop for us! Wonderful!! We crossed the wooden bridge over the irrigation canal and entered the shop, which was like Aladdin's Cave!! You need to look past the dust to see the beauty of some of the objects for sale, but there is no hassle or pressure to buy. Everything has a fixed and reasonable price and it was a pleasurable experience just to be left to wander around to choose our purchases. So, if you pass by here and find it closed, ask your driver to ask the locals and someone will come along and open up for you. You will not be disappointed!!

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Reviewed 28 November 2011

We visited Caravanserai after visiting the Medinet Habu Temple. I was incredibly impressed with the store. It was so cute and had tons of authentic crafts from all over Egypt..... scarves, glass wear, jewelry, pottery, art, traditional dresses and more. The prices are incredibly reasonable, and all prices were set. Which meant no haggling.. a nice respite from stores in the more touristy shopping areas. The store is owned by a local family (they live right next door!) - the wife runs the store and she's so sweet. An amazing experience! A must visit.

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Reviewed 19 November 2011

I can't recommend Caravanserai highly enough for a thoroughly enjoyable shopping experience. The shop is well run with a wonderful stock of crafts from all over Egypt, and at extremely reasonable (and fixed) prices. The scarves they stock are beautiful and they have a huge range. My husband and I live in Egypt and this is definitely one of the best shops we have found so far. It is family run and extremely friendly - a real gem!

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Reviewed 21 January 2017
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Reviewed 30 November 2016
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