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“small market”(9 reviews)
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“timor leste”(19 reviews)
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Nr.D'Luis Dos Reis Noronna | Kolmera, Dili, East Timor
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This local market is improving every year, with a much greater variety of tourist goods, although there is still every shape and colour of thousands of Thais. If you are lucky you might see one of the women weaving her local district's distinctive colour and...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has been here since early 2000 (and likley before), with many stalls selling a range of Tais from all over the region (not just Timor-Leste). Over the years there has been many items sold there that speak of Timor-Leste's past including old escudos, war time...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This was a trip highlight. Go around before purchasing, a lot of the items are the same (with varying prices). Store owners mostly friendly.

Thank G M
Reviewed 6 September 2018

I was worried that it was going to be a sham, full of mass produced copies or something. But, while it was a basic market, with much of the same products at every little shop in the little market area, the cloth all seemed genuine...More

Thank Fruchle
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Place for tourist buying local goods of East Timor, like hats, flags, necklaces, and especially local clothes called Tais. Every district in East Timor has their own pattern of clothes. Price ranged from USD$20-100, depends on the detail of the pattern. Absolutely the must-visit place...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Great variety of wares ... interesting local markets well worth 2 hours of time. Plenty of clothes ,trinklets, jewellery etc.Food available too B.Field

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Have visited this market. I was searching for a plate to my collection from different places in the world. Unfortunately did not find any

Thank kukariamba
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Not the easiest place to find, but we got there eventually. There are about thirty stalls here, and they are all pretty similar. We ended up buying a selection of woven table runners, with different patterns from a couple of different regions. There are also...More

Thank Lorna S
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Tais market - local place, where you can find gifts from Timor-Leste. A lot of different things with country flag pattern, also i was interested in traditional cloth. In the past times people of Timor-Leste used their hand-maded cloth instead of money for trade with...More

Thank mybilberrynights
Reviewed 3 June 2018

This is a nice place to visit and it will depend on how many souvenirs you want to purchase as to whether you spend a quick half hour or a couple of hours here. Tapestry is big in Timor and you can find items ranging...More

Thank Sally B
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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
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