Exploring Khan el-Khalili - A Visual Journey through Cairo's Historic Marketplace

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Khan el-Khalili is a historic marketplace in the heart of Cairo, Egypt. It's one of the city's oldest and most famous souks (marketplaces), dating back to the 14th century. The vibrant maze-like streets are filled with shops selling everything from spices, jewelry, textiles, and souvenirs to traditional crafts and antiques. It's not just a place to shop but also a cultural experience, where you can soak in the bustling atmosphere, enjoy traditional Egyptian tea and interact with vendors.

Walking through Khan el-Khalili marketplace

The architecture reflects centuries of history, with narrow alleys and intricately designed buildings. Many visitors to Cairo find Khan el-Khalili an essential stop to immerse themselves in the city's rich heritage and lively street life. Our Cairo office and our cartouche workshops are located in Khan el-Khalili. When we visit Egypt we spend many hours walking through the market and meeting with vendors. 

A loofah vendor in Khan el-KhaliliA candy vendor in Khan el-Khalili
A candy vendor in Khan el-KhaliliA clothing vendor in Khan el-Khalili

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