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famous things to buy in egypt

  • 05 16, 2023

Are you trying to find mementos from Egypt? You can buy or bring home a variety of amusing and distinctive goods to give as gifts to friends and family during your Egypt tripsOne of the finest ways to let your loved ones know you are thinking of them while traveling is by giving them a gift. Additionally, it's enjoyable to purchase for yourself as a souvenir of your trip.

What to buy in Egypt?

The majority of Egypt's distinctive tourist attractions, many of which are well-known worldwide, are remnants of the Pharaoh's reign. You will see the pyramids and the temples where statues of Egyptian kings and queens are housed during your Egypt travel packages. Most of these attractions are offered in scaled-down form in Egyptian markets like Khan El Khalili Bazaar.

there are a list of the top things to buy in Egypt:

SpicesDifferent kinds of spices are sold in Egypt's souks. Compared to the packaged spices we purchase in Western nations, they are frequently very fresh and of good quality.You may get a variety of delectable spices in Egypt. Some of the most popular spices to purchase include cumin, coriander, cardamom, chili, aniseed, bay leaves, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.

papyrus scroll
The papyrus scrolls that can be purchased in Egypt are made of dried banana leaf and have a printed design that is a replica of the murals found in the ancient temples and tombs.They only cost a few pounds of Egyptian money. However, you should visit a specialized gallery, such as Dr. Ragab's Papyrus Institute in Cairo, if you want a genuine hand-painted papyrus scroll.

Gold and silver jewelry
Both gold and silver jewelry can be bought in Egyptian jewelry stores. Many of them wear amulets, with the Scarab, the Eye of Horus, and the Ankh being some of the most popular designs. One of the most sought-after Egypt souvenirs is local jewelry. They are lovely, simple to bring back home, and will bring happiness to anyone! And if you are on one of our Egypt honeymoon tours, you can gift it to your lover, and he will be very happy with it.

In Egypt, the scarab beetle is a well-known symbol. It represents the sun god Ra, one of the most revered deities in pre-dynastic Egyptian mythology. People wore scarab amulets in ancient Egypt as a representation of endless life and rebirth. They would be shielded from the hazards of this world as a result.

Alabaster Vase
The ancient Egyptians utilized the stone alabaster to make sculptures and vases. These days, you can get vases of this style in a wide variety of hues and patterns. They are widely available for purchase throughout our Egypt day tours, mainly in Cairo and Luxor.This Egypt memento will look fantastic in your home among the others!

Another well-liked Egypt memento is this one. These are available for purchase in numerous stores and markets all over the nation as well as in numerous ancient temples.The silver necklaces with the Egyptian alphabet on them, which may be customized with your name, are the most popular cartouche keepsake.

Egyptian Jalabeya
Jalabeya is a traditional Egyptian costume that is worn by both men and women. Most Cairo residents don't utilize these, but they do in rural areas and smaller villages!

The hookah "Shisha"
It has been customary in Egypt for 450 years to congregate with friends and smoke shisha. Shisha, or hookah as it is commonly known, is a water pipe that is sold in a variety of shops across the nation. The majority of them are crafted from lovely colored glass with silver bodies and are embellished with a variety of prints and patterns.

Ceramics are one of my favorite trip gifts to purchase. Since you can use it and appreciate its beauty in your home, it makes a nice souvenir to purchase. Egyptians have been producing exquisite, high-quality ceramics and pottery since the pre-dynastic era. They produced bowls, vases, mugs, and perfume bottles. The villagers continue to make pottery and ceramics now. 

Ramadan Lantern, Fanoos
Before electricity was invented, fanoos, a type of lantern, were used in Egypt. A fawaniski or samkarii, who make lanterns, are the ones who create the original fanoos. These lovely forms and patterns are produced by welding sheet metal.

Belly-dancing outfit
Arabic expressive dance known as belly dancing is thought to have Egyptian origins. It has evolved over time but is frequently seen in Egyptian black-and-white films. The clothing comes in a variety of designs and hues, but all feature glossy, sparkly embroidery.

Traditional hats
Since there are many different cultures in Egypt, there are many different types of clothing available there. Some of these, like hats, are still worn today, while others are not. A Nubian hat is one style of hat that plenty of tourists purchase as mementos. These are still worn by Nubian men and were discovered in Nubia close to the city of Aswan during our Aswan day tours. Additionally, you can find them in Cairo's bazaars.

Popular Egypt Markets for Souvenirs Shopping:

It makes sense to expect to find markets and souqs in the tourist destinations you visit on your Egypt luxury tours, but the country also boasts well-known shopping destinations that visitors frequently request to see. Let's take a look at the best souvenir marketplaces in Egypt.


Market in Khan El Khalil
Tourists frequently wish to include Khan El Khalili on their itineraries for day trips to Cairo. Even a simple stroll down Khan El Khalili Street is enjoyable. The street is lined with stores that provide colourful hookahs, belly-dancing costumes, and miniature statues of Egyptian monarchs and deities. Enjoy your shopping tour in Cairo, and don't forget to stop by the Al Fishawy cafe for a set.

Aswan market
During Aswan day tours, you will enjoy shopping in this lovely and serene city. The inhabitants of Aswan are happy and constantly welcome Egypt. There are stores and shops everywhere in Aswan, but the Aswan Souq has a distinctive atmosphere. Before departing Aswan, request that our tour guide take you there during one of your Egypt classic tours.

 Luxor Bazar
You can end your journey at Aswan and go to Luxor for the day, or the other way around. The Nile River can also be enjoyed by taking your Egypt Nile cruise tours to Luxor. As soon as you step inside Luxor Bazaar, you'll start to smell the spices that go into the delectable Egyptian cuisine as well as the aroma of oud-scented aroma oils. You can also get leather goods with good quality and reasonable costs, like wallets, bags, and shoes.

Naama Bay- Sharm el sheikh
Visit the most pleasant region of Egypt, where Sharm El Sheikh is the best location for diving and water sports. Because it resembles Sharm El Sheikh day tours, the shopping there has a distinct flavour. To purchase sea snails, seashells, and home decor that embodies Sharm El Sheikh, wrap Naama Bay.

Siwa open market
The souvenirs are created by Bedouin women on the desert side. You can purchase handicrafts, handmade silver jewelry, and carpets during your safari tour to Siwa from Cairo. Additionally, since it's the best location for date palm and olive extraction, you can purchase dates and olive oil there. Taking a Siwa shopping tour in addition to your Egypt safari tours will be a great idea.

Purchasing Egyptian trinkets may seem straightforward, but doing so means a lot because they serve as a lasting reminder of your trip rather than being used as decor.









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Yes, papyrus paintings are considered authentic souvenirs. Papyrus was historically used as a writing material, and these paintings often depict scenes from ancient Egyptian life, hieroglyphs, or pharaohs.


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