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“Pricey But u can bargain”
Review of Khan Al-Khalili

Khan Al-Khalili
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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.
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Don't forget to always bargain the deals, because the price they give u is not the cheapest even if they told you so. And always look for the unique stuff, don't buy the first thing you see.

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Remember most things are made in china. So stick away from the shiny souvenirs and smooth polished idols and statuets. Keep a sticky face when you want to avoid sellers. and be ready to be push sold. But hey that's the flavour of the old world and market. It is not wallmart or tescos for sure. The jingles and smells are sure astounding.

2  Thank sam_belfast_ni
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

I guess you need to go see this if it is your first time in Cairo. Not a big fan of bazars here- seen many bazars, but why not if you like shopping and see the crafts of Egyptians.
Crowded and much hassle

1  Thank Aeronaut65
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Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

Hard to appreciate the culture and vibe when you are
1, constantly harassed even followed
2 , faced with aggressive sellers if you question the obvious lies they tell you about the product they are selling ie: the material type and or try to agree on a reasonable price
3, feeling unsafe, in particular when one of the few nice shop owners insists on accompanying us 4 females when we visit the cash point in this area .
4, feeling threatend when told by the locals we are with to hold our handbags on the inside and securely .
5, have young children sellers asking for you to please buy ( sad)

The above i assume more prevalent if you are Caucasian and female .. Makes you a prime target !
Didn't see and tourist police around and I bet it was required .

Lots of the stuff is junk but it could be enjoyable if you are with a group that includes males , have nothing on your person that could be of value ( including a phone ) cover your hair and face if you are an obvious looking tourist to avoid being harassed .

3  Thank Joanne_In_Dubai
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

I had visited Khan Al-Khalili area yesterday with some of my new friends, unfortunately most of the shops were closed because it was sunday. But some of the shop were opened specially souvenirs shops, the place was quite and clean. There was no bothering from buyers as usual. I enjoyed my time there.

1  Thank mittle
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