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China Town

Address: Port Louis, Mauritius
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Ranked #112 of 132 things to do in Port Louis
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Owner description: This bustling neighborhood is known for its small shops, family traders and oriental restaurants.
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Owner description: This bustling neighborhood is known for its small shops, family traders and oriental restaurants.

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We enjoyed a couple of trips to Port Louis. Unlike some. if we are in a resort, this doesn't mean we are unwilling or incapable of venturing out, or seeing something that is a contrast to the excesses elsewhere. Chinatown and the markets of Port Louis are a little chaotic and bustle. Traffic fights for the inch of space on... More 

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Jacksonville
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144 reviews 144 reviews
52 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
2 reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
49 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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145 reviews 145 reviews
19 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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