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Tasitolu, Dili

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A protected area of wetlands including three saline lakes surrounded by hills, an esplanade, and a beach, Tasitolu lies 8 km (5.0 mi) from the capital. An important bird area, it shelters both native and migratory birds--including some threatened species. Go for a dive here (but note that the site is easy to miss) and view some bizarre sea creatures--spiny tiger and tozeuma shrimp, rhinopia, or seahorses. The main landmark, a statue of Pope John Paul II (sharing the hill with a chapel), reminds of his visit in 1989, the darkest hour of East Timor's struggle for independence (eventually declared here in 2002). In 2006 the area, still torn by conflict, became a base for UN forces. Make Tasitolu part of your personalized Dili itinerary using our Dili vacation builder tool .
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  • Bit if a windy road and a few stairs but well worth the visit to look over the city from the statue.  more »
  • It's about 100-150 steps to the statue. Steep steps. Best time would be in the morning else gets very hot. Very impressive statue.  more »
  • The walk to Christa Rae takes about an hour from the cafes on the beach in Metiut. The walk has stairs all the way to the top and it gives you a fantastic view of Dili Harbour. So if you are looking t...  more »

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