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Address: Nr.D'Luis Dos Reis Noronna | Kolmera, Dili, East Timor
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$216*
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Full-Day Tour of Dili

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Great place to buy tais of all kinds!

Central market area in Dili for buying anything tais, Timorese silver and coral beads. You can also see people weaving the tais . Items made from tais range from coasters, bags... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tom M
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Central market area in Dili for buying anything tais, Timorese silver and coral beads. You can also see people weaving the tais . Items made from tais range from coasters, bags, traditional tais to wear and large tablecloths/throws. If you look a bit harder, you can find tais woven in Oeccussi and using traditional dyes.

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South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can see many different types of Tais(traditional weaving works)-bags, wallets, notes, covers and dolls with the reasonable price.

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Dili District, East Timor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This was a great place to find souvenir gifts for our family. They had tais in all shapes and sizes. Small ones were available from $2, the very large ones $75. There was also traditional jewelry, baskets, wood carvings and other nick-knacks. While it isn't a large place, there is plenty to go through. Haggling for a better price is... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

It's the place where you can buy merchandise such as keychain, mini figure of Dili's traditional house, etc. It will be a fortune to deal the price if you can speak in tetun's language / you have someone who can help you bargain the price.

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Thank rakuzan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

If you're lucky enough, you will see the women creating the tais. You can get all sizes and colors. A fantastic place to get souvenirs. Just be aware that any wooden crafts are unlikely to get through customs. I always go here when in Timor Leste and have various presents of jewelry, bags and tais. Its smaller than you think... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

No other people around when I visited and felt as tho I was watched every step of the way. Did not see any actual Tais being made and told that the timorese make them at home and bring to the markets.

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Suva, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I really enjoyed this friendly handicarft market in the centre of Dili. We were driven there to look at local crafts and art. In particular, the tais - a traditional woven cloth - used in traditional ceremonies. I received two as gifts while in Timor Leste, with a beautiful book on its history and links to culture - it gives... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

this is a must if you want to buy things in dili - support the locals and buy some traditional goods

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The items on sale are all much the same, but all are works of art. Each item takes about two days to make. The prices asked are very low and good value for money. These are not wealthy folks, so please don't bargain too hard!

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Taif, Saudi Arabia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Most of the stalls are selling the same thing, unfortunate the start price of everything is high and we did not came to an agreement of a sale

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