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Cristo Rei, Dili

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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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  • We’ve walked up to the statue several times and as one on East Timor’s tourist locations it needs people to regularly pick up the rubbish that others feel is ok to drop. As tourists we picked up sever...  more »
  • It is better left to buy them before the climb since February is still towards the end of the rainy season in East Timor, quite humid, even without the 400-sold under the drinking water. Has a fork in the road along the way, go to the other side of the island, did not work this time, but this time I thought I want to down the side. Otherwise there seems to be no way on the road to the side. After climbing to the top the view is truly inspiring in the green mountains and clear blue sea. This is during the dry season were also different image will be. You can also climb to the Cristo Rey and at the foot of the holiday at the beach in is, so go up there alone, views from the edge of the East Timor-Leste with a beautiful sea view.
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  • Lovely drive to the place and climb is ok. If you are unfit, you can still make it at slow pace as step are not steep. Beautiful views. Better go early as it gets very hot.  more »
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  • Amazing place, climb 3 times. We could see the city from above.
  • This place was amazing!!! Although I went to the top at 11 am, it means that was very very hot. But I love that. But the serious thing that the government have to focus about the trash, unfortunatelly many trash there. But the place really gave me an experience! :)
  • It was great experience to climb the top of this mountain and see the beautiful view sunset
  • A very pretty beach, and superb scenery.
  • Woow. I got there with my high-heel. More than 600 stairs I guess. The view from top of Fatucama hill is sooo beautiful.
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