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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  • The Great Bazaar is touted as the oldest bazaar in all of Egypt, perhaps in all of the Middle East. I thought it would be fun to explore but most stalls and shops just seemed to have tourist...  more »
  • We ventured out in the afternoon heat and into the heart of Islamic Cairo- to Khan Al Khalili, a busy and colorful open-air bazaar, filled with stalls that sells unique and exotic items from spices...  more »
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  • 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..
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