No visit to Cairo is complete without a stop at the bazaar Khan El-Khalili, where you will be transported back to an old Arab souk in time. Shop owners who call you to their stalls will have you lost hours in their streets, with the scent of spices, the thrill and the business of business, and many beautiful things that can be purchased. When you buy the statue, spices, souvenirs, silver jewelry, t-shirts, galabiyyas, belly dance costumes, or anything else, put your haggling skills to the test. Don’t skip a tradition when your shopping is done …
is known in the historic Cairo Centre, Egypt as a bazaar and souq (or souk). The bazaar district has since become one of the principal tourist attractions of Cairo for both Egyptians and its established itself as a Mamluk trade center and named for one of its many historic caravanserais. Many Egyptian craftsmen and ateliers in the production of traditional crafts and souvenirs also take place there. The today’s Khan el-Khalili is occupied by local businesses and traders, focusing on tourists, where it is considered to be one of the area’s most popular souqs.
Shops typically sell souvenirs, antiques, and jewelry but for example, the adjacent golden-made souq still matters to the local population Although the workshops were less widely spread than in the past, many craftsmen still work within a bazaar in general (within patios or the upper floors of buildings).
Besides shops, several coffeehouses, restaurants, and street food retailers are located throughout the market. There are also shops. The coffee shops are usually small and quite traditional, with Arabic coffee and shisha. The El Fishawi’s is one of the oldest and most renowned coffee houses, founded in 1773 the land of Khan al-Khalili is bordered to the west by a street called Al-Muizz, to the south by Al-Muski and to the west by a mosque/shrine (and its adjacent square) with less defined northern boundary. However, the souq/bazaar area actually extends beyond these boundaries and is closely integrated into the neighborhoods.
Al-Azhar University and the Al-Azhar Mosque are nearby, along with the important mosque and shrine of al-Hussein. Bayn alQasrayn ‘s monumental area is just northwest of the district and some its historical Islamic buildings were maintained in the area with revenues from designated shops and business buildings.