"beyond it the Khan el Khalili bazaar"

Khan el Khalili
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Built in 1382, the Khan el Khalili bazaar, now commonly known as Khan, is a major souk in the Islamic area of Cairo. It is popular with both locals and tourists.

If you fancy a bit of bazaar shopping, but can't make it to Cairo, you can take a virtual trip to the souk!

Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz is a novel set in an alley in the Khan el Khalili. The novel was published in English in 1966, and Mahfouz later won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Read a review of the book.