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Cristo Rei, Dili

4.4
Perched atop a summit looking out toward the capital of East Timor, Cristo Rei stands as a symbol of the island’s relations with Indonesia. Reaching 27 m (88.6 ft) high, the statue was given as a gift to the east islanders by the Indonesian government in 1996, modeled on Rio de Janeiro’s monument of the same name. Climb the 500-step ascent and look out from the island’s peninsula, enjoying panoramic views of the Timor Sea. Take care on the uneven steps and bring plenty of water. To visit Cristo Rei and other attractions in Dili, use our Dili trip maker site .
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  • A must do if you can handle the 600 steps up to the statue, otherwise you can look at it from the Carpark  more »
  • Our accommodation was quite close so we walked to Cristo Rei, first along the beach and then the road. From the Carpark area, a wide path, with steps, leads up to a level area, just below the statue. ...  more »
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  • Beautiful view. Lots of people. Prepare your foot to make sure you can reach the top
  • Beautiful park by the beach. Great place to do hiking, swimming and jogging. Beautiful white sand beach in a country of little population. No worry about traffic, slow pace, and stunning scenery!!
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