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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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  • Standing tall on a hill overlooking the city of Dili, Cristo Rei is evocative of another, larger than life statue of our lord and saviour, thousands of miles away (Christ the Redeemer in Rio). This mo...  more »
  • If you're going to be in Timor Leste for only a short while then you should probably go to Cristo Rei; it is one of those tourist must-dos. But if you're going to be staying a while I would recommend ...  more »
  • Short hike in the morning allowed us to view the sunrise from the top. Cristo Rei is a significant monument erected as a gift during the Indonesian Occupation of Timor Leste. You can see the monument ...  more »
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  • The populer landmark at timor leste so beautiful...
  • 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
  • Dili's scenic sightseeing spot. Especially popular on weekends among families. Nice beach nearby with several good dining places.
  • Great views from here and some brill little beaches nearby,be careful if you swim as the currents can be dangerous here.
  • Great place. Worth to see it. It's not a lot in Dili.