Khan Al-Khalili area is an important tourist attraction in Cairo, Egypt

Khan Al-Khalili area is an important tourist attraction in Cairo, 

Khan Al-Khalili is one of the oldest markets in the East. It is more than 600 years old, and its original architecture has remained unchanged since the Mamluk era until now. It is considered one of the best tourist places in Cairo

Khan Al-Khalili is one of the neighborhoods of old Cairo, and one of the most important tourist attractions for many local visitors, foreign tourists and Arabs in the city of Cairo in particular and Egypt in general. It is characterized by the presence of popular bazaars, shops and restaurants, as well as the large number of tourists and the familiarity of its residents with them.

The Khan Al-Khalili area in Cairo is considered one of the most important tourist attractions due to its historical heritage, as there is a market for selling souvenirs of antiques and pharaonic antiquities with exquisite artistic precision, elegant goldsmiths and handicrafts of leather, copper and wood that attract foreign tourists because of their wonderful artistic designs 

And there are some popular restaurants and famous cafes (Al-Fishawy Cafe)

Activities you can do in the Khan El Khalili area in Cairo

If you start a tourist trip in the Khan, you must take a look at the rest of the (mashrabiyas) overlooking the street or the lane, and beautiful fountains with copper facades, wonderful artistic creations from the fragrance of history

Khan Al-Khalili is distinguished by the large number of its stores adjacent to each other, in which everything that the tourist wants to buy from Cairo are sold, starting with the pharaonic antiquities that are imitation with great craftsmanship and accuracy.

And also the presence of a lot of wonderful handicrafts such as swimming pools, carpets, crystals, papyrus industry, Pharaonic mummifications, and the manufacture of gold and silver ornaments

You can see leather items, wonderful accessories, natural herbs, incense, lampshades made of stained glass, municipal glass, and the hookah (Arabic hookah), which has become one of the most famous products of Khan Al-Khalili and various perfumes that are characterized by the most beautiful and wonderful smells

In Khan Al-Khalili, Egypt, there is a place dedicated to exquisite copper and leather crafts and historical accessories such as swords, copper helmets and belts, and the prices of these products range according to their sizes and luxury.

You can buy souvenirs of incense imported from Saudi Arabia and Sudan, and you see rosaries of various kinds, including those made with olive seeds and plastic called “light of the morning,” made of turquoise, coral and papyrus that bears drawings, hieroglyphic words, amulets, icons, lyric poems, and inscriptions that tell the story of Isis and Osiris.

Visiting dates

All days of the week from 8 am to 11 pm

Closed on Friday for two hours only from 11 am to 1 pm

The best hotels near Khan El Khalili in Cairo

Steigenberger Hotel Al-Tahrir 4 stars is one of the best hotels in Cairo and is 5 km away from Khan Al-Khalili

Received very good reviews from visitors in terms of location, service and cleanliness

 The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo is a 5-star hotel, one of the best hotels in Cairo, 3.9 km from Khan Al Khalili in Cairo

He received excellent reviews from visitors in terms of location, services and cleanliness


Previous Post Next Post