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Tais Market, Dili

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Take the spirit of East Timor with you by buying some woven tais cloth at Tais Market. Traditionally hand-made by women, the material is internationally-famous. The market also offers bags, jewelry, and other handicrafts. Use the colorful tais for a variety of purposes like a carpet, a table cloth, or simply as a decoration. While roaming the market, look out for the women making the material in their shops. Use our Dili travel itinerary maker to add Tais Market and other attractions to your Dili vacation plans.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The Tais Market is a must see if you visit Dili in East Timor. Although small and compact it is full of smiling people who are happy to negotiate the prices for their handicrafts. The vibrant locally ...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    If you buy a souvenir of East Timor here it is! Fewer tourists in East Timor are souvenirs to buy want to even rarely have a place that sells. In the crafts market in Southeast Asia and Latin America had so greatly, they sell is less kind, beautiful fabrics and East Timor flag tee, pouches and bags.
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  • August 4, 2017
    We stumbled across this market, having heard it was worth a visit. There wasn't a great variety, and it is hard to be sure if they are all authentic, even with some women using their looms on the shop...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    A must visit! Traditional woven cloth Tais and various souvenirs made from it. You can get smallest Tais scarf from as cheap as $2 (2017).
  • June 20, 2017
    Have a lot items and good service. Easy notice from the street.
  • June 7, 2017
    Fancy small market with friendly people in! Prices are still reasonable :)
  • May 24, 2017
    Good for bought some etnic stuff.
  • April 8, 2017
    Traditional handicrafts place. Your skill negotiation requires here (no fix price).

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