Egypt Picture - Market (Souq) in Old Cairo

Market (Souq) in Old Cairo

Market (Souq) in Old Cairo


Adel Mourad


Market (Souq) in Old Cairo


Souq is the genuine Arabic word for market, not bazaar, as many think. Egypt is a wonderland of shopping opportunities. Of course, there are the famous bazaars such as the Khan el-Khalili, but then there are also thousands of unusual stores scattered about the country, and especially in Cairo, though some products are better purchased perhaps from the locale from which they are produced, such as alabaster in Luxor. However, Cairo provides a huge variety of everything from antiques to fine clothing and especially jewelry.

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