Khan Al-Khalili

Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo: Address, Khan Al-Khalili Reviews: 4/5

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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Grumo
New York City, NY765 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Not worth your time with all that Cairo has to offer. A junky souvenir market with overly aggressive sellers. You don’t want to look at anything because the seller will pounce on you. The market in Aswan has higher quality goods, easier conversations with sellers and seems to be used by local people. I am not sure why our tour company Overseas Adventure Travel includes this in the itinerary.
Written 26 May 2022
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RobinSanassy
London, UK12 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Overpriced , too many people hassling us both in shops and on the street . Merchandise was mainly made in China , nothing authentic , does not compare to the markets we visited in Morocco and Turkey
Written 21 May 2022
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scotdoc2015
Birmingham, UK131 contributions
Mar. 2022
Enter near the AL Azhar mosque entrance. Only worth going along to the middle cross junction area. Beware of pushy sellers. Don't be fooled by converted prices.
Difficult to arrange an Uber taxi from here.
Plenty of choice. Buy all souvenirs here.
Written 13 April 2022
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banburyjane2016
Banbury, UK29 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Family
A great bazaar selling everything….really beautiful jewellery to table clothes to spices to tourist stuff ..want to go back….not pushy at all…just say no thanks…! People just want you to go and look at their shop/goods etc because it’s a little part of them…totally fine when you say thanks for sharing and go…in a trifle beautiful part of Cairo too….feel very humbled really.
Written 12 April 2022
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Musicians Mum
175 contributions
Mar. 2022
Visited as part of a UK small group tour as a brief stop .There was work going on to get major works finished on the large mosque so it was chaos! Walked through the narrow bazaar streets full of vendors selling shiny things,sparkly things and the inevitable T shirts!(Probably all imported) All a fun experience.
Sat with a cool fresh lemon and mint to watch the workmen ,the crane and the little dumper trucks trying to negotate past the crowds.The big bus getting stuck was good entertainment.
Written 12 April 2022
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Pedro P
7 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Friends
Absolutely fantastic. This is a local market open 24h. You can buy anything from beautiful chandeliers to oils, clothes, souvenirs. Most of the things need to be negotiated and there are a few annoying sellers trying to push you to buy. The market is a must visit though.
Written 2 April 2022
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Traveller of the world
1,116 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Solo
This for me was one of the worse bazaars I have been to on my travels in the Middle East and Africa. It has a great atmosphere which is the only positive, especially at night. Other than that, it is dirty, vendors sell a whole heap of junk and be prepared especially if you are a woman to get hounded! I couldn't wait to get out.
Written 24 March 2022
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Expedition536898
14 contributions
Mar. 2022
We came to Khan Al-Khalili wanting to wander around, buy some souvenirs and eat some simple food. Right of the bat, an elegant guy approached us claiming his name is Ali and that he's a lawyer and he could show us the way to the market that we are searching for. He said that he's not a tour guide and he just wants to practice his English.
It ended like 2 hours later, we barely got out of it, he asked for money in the end, stating "if you liked my tour, you should give me something". I was obviously annoyed with him lying from the beginning so we didn't give him any money. He took us to some places which we would not see without him, so that was good. We bought some spices from his companion and ate at a good restaurant he recommended, so I guess he will get a percentage out of it.
In the end, it was a useful experience, but if you don't like being lied to or would like some privacy (like we did after an hour), keep an eye out for these kinds of people.
The market is huge, hectic, lively, cheerful, we loved it!
Written 12 March 2022
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SidSne
Dundee, UK156 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Family
If you have few days in Cairo worth spending 3-4 hours here. So many exotic items on display and several nice things to view. Be prepared to haggle as prices are different for tourists
We went with a knowledgeable tour guide who helped us to make sure we are not pushed into buying in any shop if we did not like items or price
It could be part of few day trips through EMO tours and worth combining so that you have your guide helping you.
Written 1 March 2022
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,172 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Solo
I came here to sightsee, not to buy anything. There were food vendors here, and craft merchants. Tourists too, some of which were taking pictures. Others were haggling with the merchants over prices of souvenirs. I heard German English, and French spoken.
Written 27 February 2022
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