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“a great bazarre”
Review of Khan Al-Khalili

Khan Al-Khalili
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Private Walking Tour to Khan el-Khalili and Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
Ranked #19 of 312 things to do in Cairo
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Owner description: 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.
egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“a great bazarre”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

it has great trinkets and items egyptian style just make sure its made in egypt and not china. and the cafes are very nice too. also the gold area is very beautiful.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Authentic, fun and simply lovely”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

This is a place i really loved, here you can see the simpler part of cairo away from the luxury shopping malls etc.. if you are interested in experiencing a day as a local go here! walk around vendors may get a bit pushy trying to sell you items however they are nice and prices are very much affordable you may get all the souvenirs you want for great prices, they also sell spices, shishas etc, fake handbags (not bad at all). once you get to Khan el khalili you willl have to pass by the famous El Fishawy coffee shop its nothing like you would imagine but u certainly should drop by for a shisha and tea& mint, don't forget to try the egypian feteer (pancakes) try both the salty one and the sweet theyre amazingly delicious you may get those at a rest called Gad this area is not the cleanest but it is a unique experience don't pay attention to details and you will love it, keep your hand gel ready and you will be just fine :):)

Visited November 2011
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Boulder City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Numerous stands abundant merchandise”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Liked the sage tea that the merchants share with you as they discuss why you should buy their wares. Loved the sights, sounds, smells of the market place.
Did not enjoy the barter system that is part of the culture. It is the way they do business then this part of the world. As long as you know about it before going to the market. Enjoy the process and make sure you buy something locally made. They have awesome silk and hand embroidered items.

Visited December 2011
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luxor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“The market!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

What a place! Easy to get lost in the rabbit warren of tiny streets, but not to worry, someone will help you find your way back. I've been here many times and never tire of looking at the archways and doorways and tiles and carvings......oh, and the shops too.

Visited August 2012
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Tarragona, Spain
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“Funny experience!”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We visited this bazar at the end of our quick trip to Cairo. It is rather funny, with people trying to sell everything at any price. If you want to buy souvenirs of high quality, this is not the right place: imitations are uncountable. But if you want to buy cheap gifts with no regards for top quality, here you can find something interesting. Remember to bargain for everything: egyptians always ask for a price which is 1-2 times higher than the real value. Anyway, bargaining with such friendly people is really funny and it is a good experience.

Visited September 2012
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