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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 November 23, 2013

Visited in March 2010. True Cairo, hanging out with the locals yet still enough tourists to feel not so isolated. Great places to buy tapestries and egyptian souvenirs. Quaint old cafes and lots of belly dancing costumes to choose from! Fun place to spend late afternoon/early evening! Expect crowdedness but no one's aggressive.

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

There's nothing quite like sitting in a tea shop in the heart of Cairo discussing religion, culture and politics with native Egyptians. That is the exact experience I was fortunate enough to have while traveling on business. Unlike most visitors, I was accompanied by locals, so the merchants did not necessarily have the opportunity to take advantage of me as other tourists have mentioned on multiple travel sites.

While one must take care to keep their eyes and ears open while visiting any foreign area, I felt relatively secure thanks to my companions for the day. However, I'm not sure I would have been as adventurous if I had been on my own.

I do recommend checking out the shops and market area as it is such a vibrant part of Cairo.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Vibrant, busy, friendly are just a few words I'd use to describe this souk. Whatever you are looking for you will find it here.
We visited during the FCO advice was in place and can not tell you how welcomed we were made to feel, every stall holder was good humored and there was a great feel about the whole place. We stopped off for tea at the famous El Fishawy, bought spices and the odd trinket. Be aware of prices, pay what you think something is worth, don't buy what you don't need and do it all with good humor and you'll have a blast.

Thank Fiona9368
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Apart from the pesky sellers, we dined at one of the coffee shops facing the Mosque and square. 80pounds for 2 cups of coffee, as a tourist I expect to pay more, but not to be ripped off I would avoid all these coffee shops, There are not many tourists and these people leave you with a bad feeling about Cairo. Instead find Fishawi in the centre of the Bazaar for a great experience and pay a reasonable price 25 pounds for 2 coffee and 2 waters.

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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Khan El Khalili is a place where ALL your senses will be rewarded! From the endless sea of colors, to the BEAUTIFUL, time-old architecture, to the voices of the sellers, to the smell of all the spices, THIS IS THE PLACE TO DO IT ALL! Shop, talk, people-watch, eat, drink, and visit or pray in El Hussein Mosque, one of Egypt's most significant mosques.
But most of all, this is THE place to exercise your haggling skills! Almost no price can't be lowered down with a bit of haggling and a smile. :) Here, you will find EVERYTHING! From souvenirs, to oriental accessories, to antiques, to golds and silvers, to cheap bags. Not to mention, AMAZING belly dancing suits and their accessories. There's also a HUGE array of spices!
After about four hours or so of haggling and shopping, you could eat, although the places there are not the most sanitary of all. OR you could snack on a delicious grilled corn on the cob, and stop by El Fishawy coffeeshop. Although, they have NO menu, and the drinks aren't at all special, you just can NOT miss hanging at a 250-year old cafe, one whose guestbook is signed by Naguib Mahfouz himself.
Overall, Khank El Khalili is a CAN'T MISS experience! I've gone to this place a few times, but the most recent visit has made a very special impact on me. Because, although the economy is suffering, the sellers couldn't have been kinder or nicer. Therefore, whether you're a tourist or a local, make a day trip to Khan El Khalili sometime. It will be an unforgettable experience! ;)

Thank MayaTarek
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