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Aapravasi Ghat

Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
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Ranked #15 of 15 Attractions in Port Louis
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

After a long restoration period this place has been opened for public. The impression is mixed. Good: the exposition is modern including interactive touch screens, the building is air conditioned, detailed (yet sometimes redundant) explanation is given regarding the role of this place in Mauritius history. Bad: surprisingly few historic items on display, the exhibition feels unfinished (some screens are... More 

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Port Louis, Port Louis, Mauritius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

thank you very much for your kindness and warm friendly welcome! )) excellent service thank you very much for your kindness and warm friendly welcome! )) excellent service

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Ahmedabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Lot of historical importance but no proper care by the government It is highly neglected by government bodies. It was landing dock for scores of indian workers....

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New York City
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Shamefully this UNESCO site is no longer. The reconstructed shells of buildings are here, but nothing remains of the historic indentured servant immigration hall. UNESCO needs to repeal having land-marked this site.

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Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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55 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We saw signages from the highway leading to Port Louis and we looked hard to find the place and when we did, it was CLOSED! We were told it has been closed for sometime and nobody seemed to know when it would reopen - dissappointing

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Extremely important for Mauritians of Indians descent, I was disappointed to see Apravasi Ghat closed. It has apparently been closed for a while and will remain so for a while. Not as well publicized as other tourist sites in Mauritius, you can easily overlook it, especially as the dock front now has many modern buildings. Even from outside, you can... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We drove past it multiple times during our road trips, howvere it was deserted and wore the sign" closed until further notice". Our guide was considerate enough to add that it will be 3-4 months more before it opens to the public again.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Given its historical importance, this site deserves more advertising in tourist brochures, clearer and more visible directions, and friendlier service at the site. The management seems to believe that just because this site marks the place where Indian indentured labourers landed , people will show up. That can happen but when staff just does its job as if they are... More 

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Brisbane
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I have been wanting to visit this historic landmark for in the heart of Port Louis , but for the past couple of years its been closed for renovations whenever I am in Mauritius. Hopefully when I go back nect time it will be open again, and I ill be able to give it many more stars review!!!

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Aapravasi Ghat is sited on the Port Louis waterfront that received indentured workers from India in the 19th and 20th century. An estimated half a million Indian labourers passed through here. This is a national monument and has been recognized by UNESCO when it was declared a World Heritage Site. It is worth a brief visit although it is very... More 

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