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“Avoid it like the plague!”
Review of Khan Al-Khalili

Khan Al-Khalili
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Private Walking Tour to Khan el-Khalili and...
Ranked #44 of 329 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.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

This is NOT an authentic bazaar experience, one that you read about in the books or the vision of which takes you to your Aladin or the Prince of Baghdad video games.
The stores are littered with china-made souvenirs, the people are not to be trusted with their stories of how the products were made, the cafes are unhygienic...so yeah, enter at your own risk!
We didn't want to risk catching an infection or, buying a worthless piece of Chinese junk, so we ended up walking amidst the hoards of people haggling over few pieces of rubbish, soaking in the nicotine-drenched air and brushing off the store-pimps who will typically pose as a "student learning english" or "helpful local"...

Thank disharan
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Not good for shopping, everyone pulls you to their shops. Be aware of pick pockets and do remember to bargain a lot

Thank Darvesh Y
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

if you want souvenir come to these place they have all and you can ask discount.. dont buy to any site you go cost little bit expensive... come to this souk and buy ask discount..

Thank radeo25
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

You really feel that you are amongst the crowd and the locals, this market is a must -see a place and it is very crowded. You will get many coffee shops to enjoy your evening beverage with a hint of local touch. This is quite a big marketplace with a lot of variety.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Last December, we got chance to visit Khan Al-Khalli souq market. We went there in the morning,just to avoid the crowd,but it was crowded even then.Lots of Shops to but from.You will be amazed and fascinated after seeing that much of collections.
We bought some show piece and sat for a shisha. You can easily find out the vibe of local cultures.

Thank wizzybizzy
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