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Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, El Mosky

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Contact: +20 2 285 4509(Tourist Information)
Open Hours: Mo to Sa from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
This is a retreat from the sun in summer, while it's easy to lose a day in this sprawling market during the mild winters. This bustling souk dates back to the 14th Century and the maze of alleys are reminiscent of the marketplaces in those days. Either sides of the lanes are lined with merchants displaying crafts, souvenirs, accessories and more. Most of the shopfronts conceal cramped workshops where craftsmen still produce lanterns, inlaid boxes, waterpipes and brassware using traditional techniques. Before a trip here, make sure you work on your bargaining skills! If you're not careful enough, the merchants here are difficult to cut a good deal with, so much so, that even the locals can never get local prices! Cash is definitely preferred, but some vendors accept credit cards too. Once you're done with shopping, walk into one of the many cafes for a quick bite.