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

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2016
Kuttappi
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Vienna, Austria
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Port Louis
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank 803Mimi
Vienna, Austria
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202 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
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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2 Thank Kuttappi
Bucharest, Romania
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88 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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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2 Thank MatildaTanascov
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

If you come with the expectation that it might seem like China town in the States or Britain, you will be disappointed. The Chinese shops were spread everywhere but it didn't look like a very Chinese area.

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2 Thank Ming E
Vacoas
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55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

China town is a marvel in itself and is root of the chinese community in Mauritius. It features numerous chinese shops and restaurants which specialize in selling chinese products( made in china) and chine foods imported from china. You can also get many chinese feng shui products in china town

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Thank Luvyy
Mauritius
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178 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

this is yet another china town, but with some specificities of local food and city center busy traffic. it is easily accessible and free to visit.

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Thank Shezaad
Ocean, New Jersey
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90 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

A very compact Chinatown area. The gateway is right next door to the mosque and shows the cultural divertisty of Port Loius and Mauritius. Great food

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Thank Helen G
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Every Country has a China Town, this one is also just another China Town. It's busy, its warm. But it's not something that you will miss if you don't go to this place

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

We visited China town in the afternoon. It was really hot. We have negative impressions and we didn't find the place interesting for tourist.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Dirty, run down street with mainly trade plumbing and electrical shops! One or two dodgy looking Chinese food outlets. Nothing like the Chinatown in other cities.

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