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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. See Tais Market and all Dili has to offer by arranging your trip with our Dili route planner.
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  • The Tais Market is down a side street that it would appear even the Tourist Office don’t know where it is! Bit dirty on the day we went but inside the market is clean and tidy. Approx 20 stalls with T...  more »
  • Interesting market, with lots of beautiful homemaid pieces of handicrafts of different types, in tais, wood, metal. Prices should be negotiated with the seller  more »
  • Nice place. Lovely handmade stuff. Not cheap nor pricey. Can get souvenir. All in USD. Closer to Plaza hotel (2km)  more »
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  • One of my fave places in Dili. Small but clean. I bought some tais clothes here. I wear the small ones for hijab and big one fpr bed cover. For new visitor: dont forget to bargain :)
  • I love the colours also the design. The place you have to visit to buy some souvenirs. Don't forget to bargain the price :P
  • If you want to have timorese handicrafts.. go to this place!!
  • Small but cute. Maybe one of the few places where you can get a souvenir in Dili.
  • 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).

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