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Tais Market

Nr.D'Luis Dos Reis Noronna | Kolmera, Dili, East Timor
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“hand made” (6 reviews)
“local crafts” (4 reviews)
“timor leste” (17 reviews)
Nr.D'Luis Dos Reis Noronna | Kolmera, Dili, East Timor
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited the market. It was only a short walk from the port and was a good place to buy some small gifts. There are a few stalls with lots of the same type of items. I picked up a few smaller items for about...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Tais Market is a must see if you visit Dili in East Timor. Although small and compact it is full of smiling people who are happy to negotiate the prices for their handicrafts. The vibrant locally made cloth is available in anything from a...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across this market, having heard it was worth a visit. There wasn't a great variety, and it is hard to be sure if they are all authentic, even with some women using their looms on the shop floors. You don't get a sense...More

Thank kgilmour
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a pleasant visit and shopping trip in the Tais market. Some lovely cloth and nice souvenirs.

Thank Katherine C
Reviewed 17 July 2017

A pleasant way to spend a little time to appreciate the Tais weavings. Much cheaper than the hotel gift shops. It's still super touristy.

Thank Bertani14
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Tourist focused but still a good place to get hold of a genuine tais as a souvenir. Just be ready to haggle. Having some basic Tetun is a great help.

Thank trevar
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for gifts this is a good place to go for Tais and close to the city centre. Have a price in mind and negotiate but only if you are keen to buy. I feel their disappointment when you walk away after they...More

Thank Roachey2014
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We often bring work visitors to the tais market as the usual souvenirs or presents from Timor-Leste would be either high-quality organic coffee, or handwoven tais in many sizes, patterns, and colours. The local craftspeople can personalize your tais (i.e., handweave the letters of your...More

Thank Bernice R
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

It is an excellent place to visit and buy from. We didn't have time to go thru all the shops but what we did see was good. It was heart wrenching in some shops to see how poor they are and working so hard each...More

Thank Raine S
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This organized local market has 35-40 small stalls, run by locals some of whom are the weavers and craftspeople. Most were not aggressive or overselling, and would initiate price bargaining. Some stunning original crafts, especially "tais" weaving, starting at $12-20; along with some more commercial...More

Thank Arcee_CO
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Jeffrey W
20 January 2017|
Response from Bob Q | Reviewed this property |
Quite close. A reasonable taxi fare is 2-3 dollars or use one of the blue cabs which have meters. If you have a map and you are actually in the Port (not being tendered on and off the boat) it's 10 minutes walk . Currency is... More