Khan El Khalili Bazaar

khan el khalili | Egypt Travel Guide

 

If you travel to Egypt you will have to visit the site of Khan el-Khalili, which is originally the site of a mausoleum known as turbat az-za'faraan (Saffron Tomb), which was the burial site of the Fatimid caliphs.


During the reign of the Mamluk Sultan Barquq, the first Mamluk Sultan, Egypt had been affected by the ravages of the Black Death but continued to be the center of great economic activity, with many commercial and religious buildings still being constructed at this time.

Khan El Khalili Bazaar is located close to al-Azhar Mosque and is included in most of Cairo Day Tours to Islamic Cairo, at the middle of Cairo's most economic zone of activity. This economic and commercial zone extended along the city's main north-south axis, (al-Mu'izz street), and was also the privileged site of many monumental religious complexes built throughout the Mamluk period and beyond.

 

Egypt Travel Packages including Khan El Khalili Bazaar :
Cairo and Dahabiya Luxury Travel
Luxury Cairo, Nile Cruise & Red Sea Tour
Cairo and the Nile by Air 8 Days 7 Nights
Giza Pyramids, The Citadel and Khan El Khalili


Khan Al-Khalili today is occupied by locals rather than foreign merchants and shop holders, but is significantly geared towards tourists. Shops typically sell souvenirs, antiques and jewelry, but many traditional workshops continue to operate in the surrounding area.