Egypt begins restoration of historic Khan el Khalili market
Khan al-Khalili market
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CAIRO: The Ministry of Antiquities has begun a 5 million EGP ($638,500) restoration of the traditional Khan al-Khalili market, the ministry announced Monday.

The iconic 600-year old district, which houses a maze of shops selling oriental and traditional trinkets, jewelry, and clothes, is a major stop on most tourist itineraries.

 

Khan al-Khalili market

Khan al-Khalili market

 

 

The marketplace has struggled since the 2011 revolution as tourism has dwindled, with many shops closing.

Khan al-Khalili market

Khan al-Khalili market

 

The restoration project, which is co-financed by the Ministry of Tourism, will include installing new basalt pavement, as well as upgrading the sewer system, Mohammed Abdul Aziz, Deputy Minister effects of the affairs of Islamic and Coptic Antiquities said in a ministry statement.

Khan al-Khalili market

Khan al-Khalili market

 

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