Egyptian Experience: Walking through Khan el Khalili Marketplace

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Khan el Khalili is a famous marketplace located in the heart of Cairo, Egypt. It has a rich history dating back to the 14th century when it was established as a major hub for trade during the Mamluk period. 

As you enter Khan el Khalili, you'll find yourself surrounded by a maze of narrow streets and alleyways lined with shops, stalls, and cafes. The bustling atmosphere is filled with the voices of merchants calling out to customers, bargaining, and the occasional sound of traditional Arabic music. The market is especially lively at night, with the glow of lanterns and colorful lights adding to the ambiance.  You'll find items such as textiles, spices, perfumes, jewelry, traditional crafts, ceramics, and intricate metalwork. 

Khan el Khalili Marketplace in Egypt with clothes vendors

As you wander through the market, don't forget to try some of the delicious street food. From falafel and fiteer (sometimes called an Egyptian pancake) to freshly squeezed fruit juices and aromatic spices, there are plenty of culinary delights to satisfy your taste buds. 

Food vendor making traditional Egyptian street food

When we walk through the market, we are looking for new products and talking to vendors that we have worked with for decades. It's a place where you can shop for unique souvenirs, savor delicious food, and experience the spirit of Egypt.

Walking through the Khan el Khalili martketplace

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