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Address: Port Louis, Mauritius
Description: This bustling neighborhood is known for its small shops, family traders...
This bustling neighborhood is known for its small shops, family traders and oriental restaurants.
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Interesting!!

It was interesting, but be careful - the footpath are not all that safe - but amazing to see the variety of shops and restaurants!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Gudrun R
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Jacksonville
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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It was interesting, but be careful - the footpath are not all that safe - but amazing to see the variety of shops and restaurants!!

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Nairobi
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26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Its just streets filled with cheap, cheap stuff and knock-off's in every shop window. It is not a huge area. I saw no good restaurants. It had no vibe to it. It was a short visit. I was unable to find a thing to buy or eat.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Not memorable - nothing spectacular. I will definitely not say I'm going to Mauritius to visit China Town. I'm sure it appeals to some, but not to our family. Quality of goods - questionable.

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Port Louis, Port Louis, Mauritius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

And yes,a perfect example of 'old is gold'.There's not many shops over there, but I can't resist spending a pretty penny each time i go there. Even though the buildings r old, that place continues to tempt me,for it's one of the rare places we get to witness Chinese culture in a remarkable way in Mauritius. In short, my favourite... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went there. Seen it. Smell it. It is not worth the effort. The town is over sold and underkept with little regard for tourists dollars. The local poor peoples suffering is seen everywhere. City fathers needs to wake up. Uggh.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Been to lots of better Chinatown all over the world - this one is not special. Some what lack lustre, not much shopping, limited food and certainly no colour - which is how Chinatowns stand out!, Typically found a quiet restaurant serving scrumptious food at fabulous cheap prices - just like any other Chinatown! Won't miss it if we didn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Small but nice to have a walk around. The buildings are a bit old and not very well kept. But nice atmosphere. You can find some nice restaurant, selling typical chinese food.

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Mtius
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

54, Royal street. A little shop of less than 100 sq ft. Hardly visible from the street as almost no facade. A small Chinese medicinal outlet seems as if forgotten in the bustle of this city. The lady running this shop tells me that the shop has 70 years existence. You can get the whole choice of Chinese medicines but... More 

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Kenilworth, Warks
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

If your thinking that this china town will be romantic and picturesque you will be disappointed . Its very very busy, bustling and you don't feel particularly safe I must say. Having visited several china towns around the world this is the worse I've seen in terms of shops, stalls and spectacle..

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trou deau douce Mauritius
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Nice Chinese stuffs for restaurant you can find Thai stuff also ,very cheap things ,and what ever you see in the Thai recipe on the net you can go to the Chinese shop and you would get it even the pacific shop which is near where you can buy many stuffs at good price for opening a coffee shop pastry... More 

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