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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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  • There are not really that many interesting sights to see in Dili. Among those that the most worthwhile one is Cristo Rei on the top of a hill for its view of the whole Dili area; the other is Resistan...  more »
  • If you've visited countless markets in SE Asia (as we have) this one felt not even worth the visit and did not offer anything unique worth checking out. It was relatively small with repetitive stalls ...  more »
  • the market is quite small. I visited it two times and bought a t-shirt after good barganing. The market does not have the atmosphere that you expect from asian market mainly due lack of visitors.  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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Mid-range accommodation is easy to come by in Dili, as the town boasts a plethora of hotels and resorts, mostly lining the coast and often offering onsite pools and restaurants. Budget options remain scarce, but if you're staying for a longer time, you can look into renting a room from a local family, or sharing a private holiday home with an ex-pat group.
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