Khan El-Khalili, one of the districts of Old Cairo which was not affected by the factors of time and remained inspiring for writers and artists
and enjoys a great tourist attraction for visitors and residents of Cairo and Egypt in general.
It is the main area for popular bazaars, shops and restaurants, as it is characterized by the large number of tourists from all over the world.
History of Khan El-Khalili
600 years of originality and originality
The age of this ancient area called “Khan Al-Khalili” neighborhood is 600 years old
as it is considered one of the oldest markets in Old Cairo and the Middle East
and it is still preserved in ancient architecture since the Mamluk era.
It is reported that Khan Al-Khalili is named after the owner of the order of its establishment in 784 AH
that is 1382 AD, he is Prince Jarkas Al-Khalili, one of the Mamluk princes
and this era contributed to the acquisition of the place with a historical character sweetened to the relics of the Mamluks.
The oldest cafe has a historical character
It is considered one of the oldest cafes with a historical character in Egypt
established in 1769 AD.
The genius of the place in Al-Fishawi Café is that it is located approximately in the middle of Khan Al-Khalili
where you can sip tea before you start wandering on foot in Khan Al-Khalili inside alleys and dialogues built with puzzles and talismans.
No one yet knows the architectural philosophy on which Khan Al Khalili was built, in a way that challenges time and successive generations.
Welcome to Khan El-Khalili
You are inside the oldest Cairo market over time
Once the journey begins in Khan Al-Khalili
you must draw your attention to what remains of (Mashrabiyat) overlooking the streets and dialogues of Khan Al-Khalili
and as soon as you enter the narrow alleys of Khan Al-Khalili amid the legendary crowds of tourists and the people of Egypt
you start to feel the magic of the place and its splendor until you hear the expressions of welcome in the shadow “Welcome to Egypt”.
Khan Al-Khalili is a very old neighborhood
and is one of the oldest markets in the thirty-eight markets that existed during the Mamluk era in Cairo.
It is unfortunate that this era has ended and Khan al-Khalili is left to us in a different new era
in which tourists and visitors view the goods scattered around and frosty as a (gift) from the Almighty of Cairo to the Fatimid religion of God
Perfumes and incense
The scents of time of Khan El-Khalili
Beautiful scents dominate the atmosphere of Khan Khan Al Khalili
and reach the tourist crossing the corridors and streets towards the Al-Muski neighborhood
where the perfume trade area with various assets from merchants who defy time with a smile on the (Asans) which is the raw material used in the manufacture of these perfumes.
But if you are looking for incense, its original place is Khan Al-Khalili
and there are many rumors about it. Some of them believe that the smoke of mastic is preventing envy.
In the end, the visitor of Khan Al-Khalili, after seeing with his own eyes what we described and more, in fact, he must repeat his visit many times to that magical place called Khan Al-Khalili.