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Address: Nr.D'Luis Dos Reis Noronna | Kolmera, Dili, East Timor
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A must when you are in Dili!

Definitely a highlight of Dili. A very small market, but packed with lots of cool tais and East Timor souvenirs! Definitely the best spot to buy souvenirs in Dili and very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tais Market is a small market specialising in cloth products and aimed at tourists. It is not easy to find so best to ask a driver to find it. Parking seems to be perfectly acceptable right in the middle of the road beside the market. The market is not hugely attractive. It is arranged in a u-shape with stalls on... More 

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Thank Malarchy
Dili, East Timor
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place in Dili Center and transportation is available access and place is very clean and service of people also elegant please come and enjoy with your family whenever you have time to visit Timor Leste

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Thank Nathaniel R
Bundaberg, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went to this market, it was so CLEAN and beautiful, it was lovely to see all the locals, and what they sell. I bought a table cloth, runner and little bracelets, they where all hand made :) :)

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Thank happyBundaberg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a highlight of Dili. A very small market, but packed with lots of cool tais and East Timor souvenirs! Definitely the best spot to buy souvenirs in Dili and very reasonable prices. Realistically, you could haggle down the prices, but when you see all the time and effort that has gone into making the tais, why argue over a... More 

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Thank Lachy R
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Local wares. Mostly something woven. I went for magnets and found none. If you are looking for a souvenir and to support the locals, this appears to be the only place in town.

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Thank rwreniii
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Slightly hidden away, the Tais (local cloth) market has all manner of souvenirs. It's a tourist trap but you can get everything here including seeing the women weaving more cloth while waiting for a customer. Haggle like your life depends on it, they're pretty tough negotiators. It's an easy way to do a one-stop souvenir shop, but bear in mind... More 

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Thank Bob Q
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

A little hidden from the main road and looking a bit like a garage this is one of the best places to shop for local goods. You will have to do a bit of haggling but many of the shops speak a bit of English which takes away the stress of trying to say numbers in a language you don't... More 

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Thank Whiskfern3
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

pretty and really traditional products. But you have to negotiate. sometimes quite expensive especially to travelers.

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Thank 광수 안
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a good spot to collect the must have items to take home if you are on a short visit or you ran out of time. I'd rather stop at the many villages in each District but this provides a central location if you can't get out of Dili.

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Thank Scott W
Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Quite small market with locally made crafts and garments. Compared to other markets in this part of the world the assortment is limited.

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