Khan al-Khalili Souk

If there’s one place you shouldn’t miss in Cairo, it’s Khan al-Khalili Souk. We loved it so much, we went back a second time during our short stay.

On our first sojourn, we wound our way along streets of market stalls selling everything from cushions to spices.

Khan al-Khalili Souk, Old Cairo
Khan al-Khalili Souk, Old Cairo

My daughter can wear me out with shopaholic tendencies, but here, I was just as keen to weave my way in and out of shops specializing in silver, spices, inlay boxes of all sizes or jewellery.

Shoppers in Khan al-Khalili Souk
Shoppers in Khan al-Khalili Souk

Retailers jangled their wares, trying to lure us into their dens. Narrow alleyways, overhung with goods, gave a sense of what the congested area must have once been like; not much different from the present day I imagine.

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