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Cristo Rei, Dili

Must see · Monument · Tourist Spot
Perched atop a summit looking out toward the capital of East Timor, Cristo Rei stands as a symbol of the island’s relations with Indonesia. Reaching 27 m (88.6 ft) high, the statue was given as a gift to the east islanders by the Indonesian government in 1996, modeled on Rio de Janeiro’s monument of the same name. Climb the 500-step ascent and look out from the island’s peninsula, enjoying panoramic views of the Timor Sea. Take care on the uneven steps and bring plenty of water. To visit Cristo Rei and other attractions in Dili, use our Dili trip maker site.
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  • It was a nice morning walk and the way to spend Saturday morning for a weekend in the middle of a business trip. On Saturdays you can actually join WHO-organized walks from Dili to Cristo Rei and...  more »
  • We took a 1/2 day tour of Dili and Cristo Rei was our final stop. This imposing statue overlooks the ocean and is reminiscent of Christ the Redeemer in Rio. You will need to climb stairs to get to...  more »
  • When I heard about the number of steps I had to climb before I get to the top where the Christo Rei is, I was a bit discouraged but I challenged myself and went up the steps, I'm glad I did because...  more »
  • A great exercise place with the beautiful view , either early morning or for the sunset..the view is a amazing..a must while in Dili.
  • Nothing to shout about. Just a small statue. The view around it is ok. Not those really breath taking type. Try to go early morning, not becoz of the crowd. It becoz it's much cooler while you walk the stair up the small hill.
  • Beautiful, especially with the locals hosting parties and school groups singing. The atmosphere was surreal.
  • Always enjoying my afternoon exercised here, so beautiful sunset as a gift
  • Nice place to saw dili from here...

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