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-bazaarMember ofNightlife LoversLocal 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.
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- 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
- Khan El Khalili-bazaarOct 23, 2013
Meh. I mean, you can walk around here once for atmosphere, but for actual shopping--don't do it! Well, OK--the gold quarter is good for those hieroglyph necklaces, and there's a great old silk shop on the main drag, but otherwise, the hassle and the crappiness of the products outweighs the history of the place. For actual shopping, you're much better off in specialty shops.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Khan El Khalili-bazaarMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 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-bazaarSep 29, 2012
Taste The Local Experience At an Egyptian Qahwa
Make yourself comfortable and feel at HOME by tasting a local experience! Ever heard of qahwa or kahwa in Egypt? Kahwa is a very popular place for Egyptians, especially for men, where they get to hang out, drink Egyptian tea or Turkish Coffee, smoke flavored Sheesha hookah pipe and play board games. Like in Paris and very oriental local countries, people gather on sidewalks cafés as a national local tradition of chilling out after working days or weekends. Coffee or Tea?!!
Originally it's the place were intellects used to meet and gather over enriched covnersations about art, music, poetry..etc. Now most probably it's about watching football games or just chilling out mostly Downtown Cairo or in El Hussein.
How Do You Drink Your Coffee?!
Drinking coffe or Ahwa is one of the top national traditions in the Middle East and within Egypt coffeehouses, despite its sour taste for newbies, Ahwa is pretty different from Nescafe or American coffee and it smells way stronger. Traditionally it's about the Oriental Face of Egypt that you find the coffee beans in Egyptian Old Bazaars which sell Egyptian spices, where people like to drink it thick, strong, and brewed.
You can drink it in several ways, in other words, choose which tastes better for you to own it as a tradition for the rest of your life.
Having it black is "Ahwa Sada"
Lightly sweetened is "Ahwa Ariha"
Moderately Sweet is "Ahwa Mazboot"
Very Sweet is "Ahwa Ziyada"
for more info visit www.Egyptolution.com
- 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.