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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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  • 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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  • From the statue of the Pope, which can be reached after about 10 minutes, you have a great view over the 3 lakes, Tasitolu to Christo de Rei and the sea to East Timor and Indonesia. Unfortunately very much garbage is located directly at the Lakes.
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  • To the West of the city on a hill towering statue of Pope John Paul II. It is a favorite place of Východotimořanů to the afternoon workout. Unfortunately, the afternoon is the statue at night from the back, so I recommend a morning visit.
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