Enjoying shopping tours is one of the most exciting activities that you can do in Egypt after visiting the most interesting ancient attractions & sightseeing. There are tens of amazing bazaars, open-air markets, and shops in Egypt that are located in different places, and among the most fascinating of them is the impressive Souk Al-Khayamiya "Tentmakers Bazaar".
It is located across the street of Bab Zuweila behind the Fatimid Cairo’s southern walls. There have been lots of markets in the area that used to sell different types of goods but the tentmakers are the only remaining ones. After visiting Bab Zuweila, you will see a narrow alley ahead and it is covered by a high roof. In that alley, you will find merchants who are specialized in selling textile goods and you will find thousands of amazing things to look at and buy during your vacation in Egypt.
While being in the Souk of Al-Khayamiya, you will find lots of wall hangings, colorful tapestries & carpets, amazing colorful canvases which are decorated with amazing designs that reflect the Islamic era. The tents that are being sold in that market are used for special occasions & outdoor activities for a long time ago including funerals, holiday celebrations, shop openings, and wedding feasts.
It is the last remaining covered market that is in use in Cairo up to date and that is not all about it as the crafts that are being produced there are very valuable and of high quality at affordable prices. You will find different textile pieces that are of more affordable prices than what you can find in Khan El-Khalili Bazaar. If you are walking around in Cairo’s famous neighborhoods, you will definitely see some of those tents and hear some loud music & the celebration sounds in Old Cairo’s Streets and avenues.
Khan El-Khalili Bazaar is the biggest and the most colorful crowded market you will ever witness in Egypt because of its magical shiny baubles, amazing goods that attract all tourists from all over the world especially with its breathtaking spice market that includes the best fresh spices you will ever find in addition to the largest perfume market that has numerous essential oils’ scents. Inside the market, you will be able to find some gold vendors & shops of antiques that are filled with priceless pieces of art. In addition to this, there are also some fabric shops & vendors of carpets that sell nearly all of the things that you may have a desire to buy while being in Egypt.
So while being in Egypt to spend your vacation, don’t miss that chance of visiting such glamorous markets and bazaars that have all of what may come to your mind while touring around the majestic land of Pharaohs. Make sure to have a local tour guide with you while buying such items to get them at good prices and in order not to be cheated by any of the locals as you deserve to spend the best vacation ever. You can also look for our majestic Cairo day tours that offer amazing day trips to the best attractions in Cairo such as the Giza pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili bazaar, and much more.
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