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The city of Durban (eThekwini) is home to one of the largest populations of Indians outside of India, and the Victoria Street Market is a reflection of the city’s historical ties with India.

While the current Victoria Street Market was built at the beginning of the 1980s, it replaced the famous Indian Market which dated back to 1910, but was destroyed by fire in 1973.

The new, modern building has two storeys featuring underground parking and purple Indian minarets that make the market resemble a Maharajah’s palace.

Photo credit: The Culture Trip

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