1. Cristo Rei de Dili
Getting there: Head East on the coastal road, just keep driving until you get to it, you can't miss it! See it on a map.
2. Dare Memorial Cafe
Getting there: The Dare Memorial Cafe is just a ten minute drive from Dili, see this map. Alternatively a lot of people choose to hike up there. It's only open on the weekends from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. Visit their website for more info.
3. Santa Cruz Cemetery
Getting there: Every taxi driver in Dili knows where Santa Cruz cemetery is, but if you want to see it on a map, check out this one.
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4. Chega! Exhibition
Stop off at the old Dili prison to see the deeply touching Chega! exhibition. The exhibition uses multimedia to bring to life the 2,800 Chega! report covering the human rights violations that took place in Timor during 1974-1999. The report was the result of work by the Timor-Leste truth commission (CAVR). Make sure you get a guide to take you around the prison building and cells, some of the stories of abuse that took place in the very places you will be standing will break your heart.
Getting there: The old Balide prison (Comarca) is on the road: Estrada de Balide. Here is a map. For more details about the exhibition, the Chega! report and CAVR, visit their website.
5. Dinosaurs in the Presidential Palace
Getting there: The President's Palace is located on one of the main roads in Dili, near the Australian Embassy and Tiger Fuel. You can see it on this map.
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If you are looking for other places to go to in Dili, we also recommend Arte Moris, The Archives & Museum of East-Timorese Resistance, The Xanana Gusmao Reading Room and The Pope Statue. When you're done with being a tourist, why don't you reward yourself with a glass of wine in one of Dili's top restaurants and bars.