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Khan el Khalili guide

Khan el Khalili guide

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There are souks and then there is the scintillating Khan el Khalili market. Loud, colourful, crowded and exciting, this market is like a medieval mall with skinny lanes diverging in different directions. Often looping around ancient courtyards, the lanes are lined with shops selling exciting goods like spices, textiles, crystal, handicrafts, and jewellery. Mamluk style architecture can still be prominently seen in the Khan el Khalili market and they offer a trip back in time. Just walking around this exciting souk is an enthralling enough experience and in the evenings, hundreds of Arabian lamps and chandeliers convert this place into a fairy tale. You can hear strains of Arabic love songs pour into the night air which is scented with…
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