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Tais Market, Dili

3.7
Take the spirit of East Timor with you by buying some woven tais cloth at Tais Market. Traditionally hand-made by women, the material is internationally-famous. The market also offers bags, jewelry, and other handicrafts. Use the colorful tais for a variety of purposes like a carpet, a table cloth, or simply as a decoration. While roaming the market, look out for the women making the material in their shops. See Tais Market and all Dili has to offer by arranging your trip with our Dili route planner.
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  • The market is small and, when I was there, I was the lone shopper. This is no real surprise, as it's estimated that Timor Leste gets all of 70,000 tourists a year, making it one of the least visited c...  more »
  • It's a couple of minutes walk away from the cathedral, so you can easily stop there for a minute or two, but there's actually not much to see or buy. Very small and a bit disappointing...  more »
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  • Amazing place to buy all sorts of Tais and souvenirs! Bigger covers for couch and bed are around 25USD, smaller ones for the table are around 10USD and the small ones are 2USD. We also bought hand crafted uma lulik (traditional house) for 6USD. Buy in different shops to support locals!
  • This is one of the best place in Dili. Very recommended if you're planning to get souvenirs or just traditional stuff in general. All the sellers are very friendly, and you can customize your order based on your preference. You can also rent some stuff for a show or performance from the market with a good deal.
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