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All reviews great view worth the climb worth the effort jesus statue early morning take your time nice walk takes about minutes climb the stairs rio de janeiro both sides beautiful beach timor leste bottle of water wet season atauro island cross
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A decent walk up steep steps made more challenging with the heat. So best to do it in the morning. The views are well worth it

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RicMorgan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Christ the King statue, visible from anywhere in the bay around Dili, symbolizes a Christian enclave in the Indonesian archipelago that is 100% Muslim (the largest Muslim population in the world/12.7% of all Muslims). East Timor gained independence and became a separate country in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mogarian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This statue is a moment to Suharto's attempt to bribe Timor into remaining a part of Indonesia. It didn't work. The statue itself isn't hugely interesting, but it's a nice walk up. If it's wet, be very careful on the stairs. They can be incredibly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank andrewlef
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

You can’t miss the importance of religion ( Catholicism) to the people of East Timor and this stage highlights this. Religious or not, its a long walk up, but the views are well worth the effort. I went in the morning, travelling by a blue...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank X3176JEangelab
Reviewed January 6, 2019

You can see this statue from far distance. We went there by car and climbed the stairs to the statue. You can visit this for free. On top you have a great view!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Candycrab
Reviewed December 19, 2018

We travelled to the area by public transport. The route to the statue is clearly shown. There are steps for the entire path which in the heat can be slow, but easy enough with plenty of water. Once at the top the statue is magnificent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank _suealdridge106
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

THE statue is a great site to see. If don't mind walking a few step to get to the top. once there the site surrounding the area if breath taking. I would recommend walking down the other steps once done with the statue and take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael H
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Cristo Rei is a must seen place when you are in Dili. From top of the hill you can see a magnificent scenery.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

It's an easy walk from the carpark. And the views are breathtaking. A wonderful place to getaway when we needed a break from the diving. Most importantly, it's free!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AndyC474
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoy my visit. The climb is decent all stairs (stairs are worn and can be slippery). I would reccomend going in the late afternoon early morning due to heat. The views are amazing! There is quite a lot of religious stories on the way...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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