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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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CHINA TOWN IN PORT LOUIS

Unfortunately the majority of the shops are not in business anymore. Closer to the bus depot, there are quite a few shops and street vendors though.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Stockholm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A glimpse into the life of today´s descendants of Chinese labourers. Dirty and worn and does not invite for shopping.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the majority of the shops are not in business anymore. Closer to the bus depot, there are quite a few shops and street vendors though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for Chinese stuffs it's a place to be. Be medicinal items or food , the place is renowned and well frequented.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Chinatown to see the markets. The food market was lovely and the people very polite before we hit the other market. Bargin hard and look for the cashmere as it is good, Check the quality of the goods, there are various types

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Thank Debbie B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

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 August 11, 2016

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 August 10, 2016 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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 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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mauritius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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