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Address: Port Louis, Mauritius
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This bustling neighborhood is known for its small shops, family traders and...

This bustling neighborhood is known for its small shops, family traders and oriental restaurants.

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has changed a lot

it used to be a big commercial place. but many shops have closed down and it's no more the same now.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Thaj V
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like most of Port Louis, traffic is a major issue in this part of the town. Streets were crammed with people and cars so I think this was a bit of a let down from the Capital

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Thank Nick M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it used to be a big commercial place. but many shops have closed down and it's no more the same now.

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Thank Thaj V
United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place seemed to have run down feeling about it but then again it also set in an ancient part of Port Louis, almost Victorian buildings. It is still a place to find Chinese general stores, Chinese butchers, Chinese restaurants bustling alongside general stores and ironmongers but I feel it does need sprucing up a bit.

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Thank PrestonGuild
United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

China Town is in the historic heart of Port Louis and is dotted with an array of shops and restaurants in buildings which date from earlier part of the 20th century. It is the place to get cheap stuff and food. Quaint part of town and worth a visit.

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Thank Ashvin J
Glasgow
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a walk along to the Chinese quarter....very surprised at how run down and dirty it was...interesting to see but wouldn't go out my way to return.

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Thank DugJam
mauritius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The China Town is a real step back in the past with its ancients shop and other commerce. while walking along the street, you would really think that you are in a part of china with its varieties of spices and herbs for culinary dishes and medicines, Chinese foods, arts and decorations, gowns and many other interesting things. There is... More 

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Thank luv2009
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

China town is a nice place, lots of local things that you can find. its seem as you are in china with all these shops.

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Thank Prodia H
Port Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

China Town is an important part of the cultural, historical part of the Mauritian history. Mostly, it is the area where the first Chinese who immigrated to the island lived and many of the young generations consider this area as their ancestral 'patrimoine'. One can see pagodas there, Chinese shops and commerce, the Chinese Middle School where Haka, Mandarine are... More 

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

Not the most impressive China town around the world but an important part of Mauritian history. Worth a few minutes visit.

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The whole neighbourhood looks quite shady with buildings in disrepair. If you're already planning to visit something close, like the Central Market, then by all means - go. If not - totally not worth it. Please keep in mind Hep A is something to vaccinate for when going to Mauritius, especially if you want to eat street food or such.

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