Khan El Khalili-bazaar
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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 76%Local Culture
- 73%Budget Travelers
- 66%Family Travelers
- 63%History Buffs
- 57%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (56)
- Khan El Khalili-bazaar
- Khan El Khalili-bazaarMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 14Oct 19, 2013
It's quite an experience to visit this market but don't go alone. The vendors will be all over you and won't stop bugging you. If you bargain hard the prices are really quite cheap. Just be careful of what you but cause some are actually made in china.
- Khan El Khalili-bazaarMember ofBudget TravelersOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 1Oct 19, 2013
There's some great shopping to be done in this fabled bazaar. You'll find spices and perfumes, antiques, jewelry, and more. It's a fantastic and eclectic maze of wonderful treasures. It can be a bit chaotic and crowded on the main thoroughfares, but venture off onto one of the quieter side alleys and you'll get a real cultural experience. Do not miss this when you visit Cairo.
- Khan El Khalili-bazaarMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4Jul 05, 2012
This bazaar is so big that you can actually get lost! Anything and everything can be found for sale in the Khan. From exotic spices and local foods, jewelry, stone carvings, scarves, trinkets, traditional and western attire, luggage and basic household goods. It's a place where you can test your bargaining skills, because no one expects you to pay to full price! One special note: if you are a lady traveling alone, and dressed in western garb (sans a hair covering), be prepared to be verbally harassed with wedding proposals and very aggressive, suggestive language.
- Khan El Khalili-bazaarMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 8Jul 05, 2012
Name it and you can get it here... legitimately or on the black market. It's as large of a Bazaar as you'll find in Egypt and is a great place to get everything you could want or need. You're able to haggle with the merchants since there is so much competition there and you can also sit and relax at tea shop and enjoy some sheesha in between shopping.
- Khan El Khalili-bazaarMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackersAug 30, 2012
Be very careful here. Do not get bullied into buying anything. I almost did. You can on the other hand get some great deals if you are willing to haggle. If you don't get your price just walk away and most of the time they will give in.
- Khan El Khalili-bazaarMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
This is the number one spot where you can 'veil-up' in Cairo. Refine your bargaining skills with the smoothest touts in the city’s most ancient quarter, ‘The Khan.’ From pashmina to silk and everything in between, they’ll mix and match your hejab to fit that favorite lip-gloss of yours perrrfectly. For fun, tally-up the marriage proposals at the end of the day at Naguib Mafouz’s old haunt, Fishawi’s Coffeehouse.
- Khan El Khalili-bazaarOct 24, 2013
I was offered 20,000 camels in exchange for my hand in marriage at this bazaar, so I can't knock it too much. There are a lot of quality items sold here: silk scarves, beautiful jewelry, and, my personal favorite, the glass perfume bottles filled with your own personalized scent. There are also a lot of chachka stalls that fill this area, so it's a bit of a hunt to find what you're looking for. And if you're claustrophobic, you might want to try this place right when it opens up.Recommended for:Local Culture