Why go to China, when you can have the next best thing at your disposal? Paradise of its kind also has an oriental side to it! The Chinese have traditionally occupied an important position in the life of Port Louis, and the area between the two 'friendship gates' on Royal Street, forms the center of the city's Chinatown. Adorned with the familiar Chinese persona of alluring architecture and symbolic vibrant red. Here you'll take in the rich mercantile life of the Chinese community, busy Chinese restaurants and grocery stores, and streets echoing with the unmistakable clatter of mah-jong tiles.
Foreign banter being exchanged, of back and forth commodity negotiations. Chime in and have a chance at a lucrative loot. An ideal shopping haven for shopaholics, given its wide range of options and its ability to cater to varied budgets. Let Discover MauritiusTM be your ultimate guide helping you navigate this unfamiliar terrain and learn the cultural practices that will help you feel right at ease.
You can take a stroll on the pagoda street and let the aroma of authentic Chinese street food lure you into many of the restaurants that have been existing since a long time. You can also find cultural sites and temples that don the sacred red color on them, Streets bearing Chinese calligraphy and text that suddenly transform into another world. You can also visit different stores and purchase souvenirs straight from China!
If you happen to visit during February, you will be lucky to witness the Chinese New Year celebrations that are celebrated in great vigour. The apparent rich culture and vibrant ambience, transfixes one into a glimpse of Chinese history. Chinatown not only caters to knows curiosity by giving an insight into the history through architecture, food, and ornaments but is also an education station to the inquisitive mind.
Come cater your quench for all things Chinese at your one stop location!