Tripoli - “Any visit to the souks wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Khan al-Khayateen”
A visit to the souks wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Khan al-Khayateen. The “Tailors' Market” is an old caravansary specialized in textile products. It’s basically a high-rise Inn built around a narrow court for accommodating caravans and shoppers.
It is one of the few known souks with such architecture. It was recently renovated in 2007 with the support of Spain, and the stone walls were plastered and whitewashed. Khan al-Khayateen is part of the Old Souks of Tripoli, which regroup Souk Al Attareen (Spice sellers market), Souk Al Sagha (Gold market), and Khan Al Saboun (Soap khan)...and there don’t miss a visit to the traditional handmade olive oil soap makers especially Mr. Sharkass.