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Cristo Rei, Dili

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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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  • Built by the Indonesians during their occupation apparently. Seen a few of these statues around the world. It does not get my attention.. 
    Built by the Indonesians during their occupation apparently. Seen a few of these statues around the world. It does not get my attention..  more »
  • It was a nice morning walk and the way to spend Saturday morning for a weekend in the middle of a business trip. On Saturdays you can actually join WHO-organized walks from Dili to Cristo Rei and... 
    It was a nice morning walk and the way to spend Saturday morning for a weekend in the middle of a business trip. On Saturdays you can actually join WHO-organized walks from Dili to Cristo Rei and...  more »
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  • Good place to explore nature. It's cool and charming. best time is evening time to visit the beach and statue of Cristo rei
  • Nice place to see sunset. Historical statue for Indonesia and Timor Leste. Nowadays, some people do running there. No entry fee. In front of parking area, you can buy coconut, only 1$. The best time to go there, morning and afternoon for sunset.

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