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Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo

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Soak up the atmosphere and pick out a souvenir at Khan Al-Khalili, a historic souk built in the 14th century. With a maze-like layout and artfully arranged shop fronts and stalls, the market caters largely to international tourists these days. Some areas, such as the gold and spice-selling districts, remain seemingly unchanged, with countless merchants all located close to one another, creating a striking visual effect and lending itself well to photography. Make Khan Al-Khalili part of your personalized Cairo itinerary using our Cairo trip planner.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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  more »
  • Beautiful place to get souvenirs. I love the chess/backgammon sets there. Very well made in various sizes.
  • It is a wonderful place full of secrets. In the beginning you find the stands for the tourists but as you walk deeply you can discover curious places. Try to go out of the principal road..
  • There are many small alleys, and it takes a long time to stroll slowly and slowly. You may lose your direction while you’re walking in the alleys and shops. But there are many homeless people in some alleys, and the environment is not very good. It’s better for tourists to pay more attention of your safety. There are many kinds of things in every shop, including all kinds of Egyptian-style jewelry, cups, copper plates, perfumes, earrings and jewelry. But be very careful when buying things. The same thing is available in several different stores, but the price offering are huge different. The boss and the clerk will raise the price several times higher, and let you bargain slowly. You never know if you bought it in the right price or not. You can only spend more time to check with more shops. The weather is very hot and dry. Pay attention to replenishing water when shopping, but the nearby architectural style is very distinctive. 小巷子很多,要花很長時間慢慢逛慢慢看,逛著逛著其實也不知道自己走到哪個方向去了,不過有些巷子裡面流浪漢很多,環境衛生也不是太好,遊客要自己小心注意。 東西種類很多,各種埃及風的飾品、杯子、銅盤、香水、耳環珠寶都有。不過買東西的時候要很小心,同一個東西在好幾個不同店家都有,但報價天差地遠,老闆和店員小伙都會烘抬價格好幾倍讓你慢慢殺價,你永遠不知道自己買到的是不是最划算,只能多問幾間看看。天氣很熱很乾燥,逛街也要多注意補充水份,不過附近的建築風格很具特色。
  • A great local market for all goods. I wanted to explore the culture and get a feel of the local community, and this place didn't disappoint.
  • Great selection of bargains on souvenirs as well as Egyptian art. If you're easily intimidated this is not a place for you. Be prepared to bargain and always be polite and respectful while doing so.

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