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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. Plan your visit to Tasitolu and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Dili trip itinerary builder.
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  • Tasitolu (Three Seas) are three large, very shallow lakes joined together. Birdlife is starting to reestablish itself, but urban encroachment is also happening. It is largely a place to go through, al...  more »
  • Taci Tolu in translation from the local language means three lakes. It's part of Dili is essentially the western boundary of the city, which marked the symbolic gate at the entrance to the main road. Also this place is a hill which offers a good view.
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  • A place to visit in Dili not only ' for the beautiful statue of the Pope and the magnificent views over Dili and its Bay.. Even where can existing chapel have some moments of recollection and orac, the.
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