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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. Take a look at our Dili trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Cristo Rei and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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TripAdvisor
  • once arrived at the end of the road, with microlet number 12, i star slowly climbing to the top and you can admire nice view over Atauro and Dili... On the other side, you also have a good quiet beach...  more »
  • this was the amazing place i visited with my friends at evening and all people were amazing I love the moments I spent there I will visit again in future.  more »
  • Built by the Indonesians during the occupation and Jesus is actually looking west welcoming visitors from Indonesia to Timor. This is a must see at over 20 meters tall.  more »
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  • Definately a place worth to visit. Great view and the people in Timor Leste are lovely.
  • ... beautifull place....
  • The most popular landmark of Timor-Leste. Take some time to walk up the top where the statue of Cristo Rei is located and get the view of Dili from the east. Perfect for sunrise or sunset view and sightseeing. The place also has the Stations of the Cross, with major procession held every Good Friday
  • The populer landmark at timor leste so beautiful...
  • Great views from here and some brill little beaches nearby,be careful if you swim as the currents can be dangerous here.