Top attractions in Dili – Timor Leste

Dili, the capital of Timor Leste is the popular attraction site of Timor Leste. There are numerous attraction places and beautiful beaches in and around Dili.

The Cristo Rei of Dili

cristo rei of dili

The Cristo Rei of Dili (Christ the King of Dili) with 27 meters height is one of the highest statue of Jesus in the world, located in Dili capital. The statue was opened in 1996 by President Soeharto and was given to the Timorese people as a present to mark the 20th anniversary of the country’s integration with Indonesia.

After climbing the 500 stairs to the observation point on the mountain, travelers can unleash panoramic view of the capital and  lbeautiful long run coastline.

How to get to The Cristo Rei of Dili:  Head East on the coastal road, just keep driving until you get to it.

The Church of Saint Paul


Nearly Tasitolu lake, the Church of Saint Paul located on a hill west of Dili as well. From the city center , travelers take about 15 minutes by car  to the Church of Saint Paul. Like Cristo Rei of Dili , this place attracted many locals and visitors for walking , jogging , sea views from the upper or picnic party. 

Fruit market

fruit market in dili

Fruit market in central of Dili selling plenty of fruits like banana, papaya, cucumber, tomato … Besides oil extraction , agriculture is one of the main economic sectors of this tiny country.

Tasitolu lake

Tasitolu_Dili Timor leste

Tasitolu lake located at an altitude of more than 400 metters above sea level, is about 700 hectares in the western outskirts of Dili. Tasitolu in local language means 3 water sources or 3 lakes , but now due to the rainfall and weather conditions, Tasitolu is only big one.

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