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Aapravasi Ghat

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Address: Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone Number: 2302410401
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a must see if you are into history and culture

It has always been quite important for us to learn the local history when we travel. In Chinese culture we grew up hearing the terms "piggy for sale", which basically means... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth taking time to visit this excellent..and free ...museum charting the history of indentured workers who came to Mauritius to work on the sugar plantations. Many locals can trace their family origins back to here and the place where all landed and were registered.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has always been quite important for us to learn the local history when we travel. In Chinese culture we grew up hearing the terms "piggy for sale", which basically means indentured laboring, for which is a core part of mauritian history. The colonization history of the island country reflects why the mauritians are who they are today. They got... More 

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Essen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

A must see. The place, where all the newly hired "contractors" from India touch for the first time the ground of Mauritius

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Arcachon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit this new museum in Port Louis about The history of Mauritius Very modern With new technology We could explore The old Times when The first péople came from India to work in Mauritius instead of The black slavers in The sugar cane fields Very Interesting and modern museum to be seen !

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The place has expanded since my last visit with an associated museum with some interactive displays. It is clear that money has been spent to tell the story of indentured labourers that were moved over to Mauritius. Our kids rather enjoyed the information conveyed.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This is the place where first Indian migrant workers landed. A historical place and must visit for Mauritius travelers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A must see for all serious Cultural Tourists in Mauritius. A World Listed Heritage site by UNESCO...

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This well curated and nicely laid out exhibit provides important insights into the history of Mauritius. The exhibition is well laid out, informative and managed by a group of professional staff who are very helpful. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Aapravasi Ghat is one of the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mauritius. It is an excellent place to learn about the history of Mauritius especially the one that focuses on the history of indentured labour. Very well maintained!

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is one of 2 things to do, the other being the Slave monument in Le Morne. Good introduction to not only the history of Mauritius but also other commonwealth countries with indentured labour.

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