Khan El-Khalili Shopping Area

The Khan is a shopping area in an ancient part of Cairo. The narrow streets are packed with shops with small fronts, but which may continue deep into the buildings, and usually have additional floors with more merchandise. The streets are packed with shoppers and tourists and a few cars that somehow squeeze through. Bargaining is the only polite way to shop, and potential customers will be offered tea to accompany the haggling.



You can get anything you want...

We found the mother lode of glassware on the second floor.

A small storefront leads way back.

Merchandise is arranged with economy of space.

Narrow streets are almost tunnels.

"If one more guy pushes stuff at me..."

An ancient gate.

Shoppers.