Khan el-Khalili

Khan el-Khalili

Khan el-Khalili is a major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo. The site of Khan el-Khalili was originally the site of the mausoleum known as the turbat az-za'faraan, which was the burial site of the Fatimid caliphs. Later, The Fatimid cemetery was destroyed to erect a large caravanserai (khan) during the reign of the Mamluk Sultan Barquq in the late 14th century AD. Khan el-Khalili was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 as part of Historic Cairo.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Cairo Governorate

Site History: 14th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Historic Cairo

Date of Inscription: 1979

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