China Town remains one of the most authentic places in Mauritius, full of history and mystery. Embark with us on a discovery voyage during a guided tour through the streets of China Town and experience the unique fusion of Sino-Mauritian flavours.
There 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. Walking along those streets will made you jump into a different world altogether, with dust, different smells, busy people, different commercial goods than the usual, never seen before spices, and some restaurants with authentic Chinese menus. The streets in China Town are extremely busy on weekdays and you can expect to find second hand and used spare parts, plastic toys, Chinese paintings, clothes, books and medicines in the same shop!
You’ll get the opportunity to taste numerous chinesse delicacies ranging from delicious duck to traditional Chinese sweets and tea, during this tour. Moreover you will have a walk around the streets and enjoy a variety of Sino-Mauritian food tasting ranging from typical street food to other various restaurants around the town.
The first Chinese immigrants landed in Mauritius in the 1820's from the province of Kwang Tong in the South Eastern region of China, and were followed by the Hakkas, originating from the region of Honan in central China. A large number of them converted to Christianity due the European cultural influence. China Town remains a living proof of this culture although the Chinese community comprises only of a minority in the Mauritian population. Some habits such as traditional festivals as the Chinese New Year, the Moon festival and the dragon boat festival are long awaited ones and infuses China Town with new life and zest.