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Khan al-Khalili

Khan al-Khalili market is crowded, colorful, loud yet exciting, and offers you an insight into the local lives of the people of Egypt. You can shop for aromatic spices, perfumes, and antiques back home with you that will remind you of an amazing time in Egypt. 

So, next time you are in Egypt, make sure to plan a trip to Khan al-Khalili bazaar and shop your heart out. Book Egypt tour packages with Indian Holiday and have the best vacation in Egypt.

Highlights

  • Shop for aromatic spices that the bazaar is known for.
  • Take an antique home with you.
  • Get your hands on Egypt’s scents.
  • Savor a delicious meal at the famous restaurants in Khan al-Khalili.
  • Get a peek into the local life of Egypt.

About Khan al-Khalili 

Khan al-Khalili, today a modernized shopping place, dates back to the 14th century. It was Emir Dajaharks al-Khalili who constructed a large market compound. The market was a part of the process of recovering the city after the Black Death or Bubonic Plague throughout the 13th and 14th centuries. 

The Khan al-Khalili market you see today still displays the original Mamluk-style architecture. It features beautiful archways and vaulted ceilings. 

You will find a spice market here that sells a variety of fresh, aromatic spices. If you love fragrances, there is a perfume market that holds an endless number of essential oils. Gold vendors and antique shops can also be found in Khan al-Khalili bazaar.

You can take fabrics and carpets of Egypt home with you that will be a great reminder of Egyptian culture. Besides, we recommend you to walk through the winding alleys of this market even if you do not want to buy anything because there will be something that will eventually catch your eye.

If you get tired or hungry while shopping, you can find many restaurants and cafes in Khan al-Khalili serving lip-smacking foods.

FAQs for Khan al-Khalili

Q: What to buy at Khan al-Khalili?

Ans: Being one of the most popular shopping markets in Egypt, Khan al-Khalili has a diverse variety of items. From silverware and gold artifacts to incense and handmade accessories, you can find it all here. The market also sells fresh spices, fragrances, stained-glass lamps, shisha, and much more.

Q: When does Khan al-Khalili open?

Ans: Khan al-Khalili opens around 9 in the morning till the evening.

Q: How old is Khan al-Khalili market?

Ans: The popular shopping market of Cairo, Khan al-Khalili was built some 600 years ago.

Q: Are there any restaurants in Khan al-Khalili?

Ans: Yes. You will find many restaurants in Khan al-Khalili with Al Fishawy being the oldest cafe in Cairo. The cafe is furnished with big mirrors and old furniture. This gives you a chance not only to try delicious food but also to experience Egyptian culture.