East Timor

Where is East Timor?

  1. Approximate Population of East Timor: 3,500,000


If you are planning to visit East Timor then getting the most accurate information is really important. You will find that a lot of information is available on the internet, but the information is not always correct. The information that you find may not be 100% accurate because it comes from the tourism authorities of East Timor, which is partly controlled by the Portuguese. So if you want a more accurate East Timor Travel Guide then you need to get the information from someone who is in the region.

Getting an East Timor Travel Guide is very easy nowadays because the internet has made this possible. There are several good agencies that can provide you with the information you need. All you have to do is go to their website and fill in a form. These companies provide you with a wide range of information, including about East Timor and its surrounding area. There are also photos and illustrations, which can help you understand what is exactly happening in Timor.

The good news is that you can get around East Timor easily using public transport. The most popular modes of transport is the bus, train and ferry. Buses can take you to many places in East Timor and you can visit Dili, where there are a large beach and a port.

To get to Dili, you can use the road to Marambol, which is an important seaport for travelers. You will find numerous buses along the coast and you can ask for a minibus to take you to your intended destination, or you can choose to travel by ferry. The East Timor Travel Guide gives details of ferry services operating in the region.

In addition to visiting the beaches, you must also see the other attractions in East Timor. Dili has a picturesque beach and several interesting buildings. It is also home to the East Timor Museum, where you can see memento from your travel in Timor. The museum offers information about the history of the region as well as the cultures and people of the people of East Timor.

If you are seeking a sightseeing adventure, then you might want to visit the taro island taro. It is located on the east side of the island and is home to a nature reserve. The taro is also home to several luxury villas. The Timor Sea is the location of the largest national park in East Timor, the 'Macaliep Cap'.

When you visit the taro, you should not miss a visit to the national park. This is home to more than 800 kilometers of coastline. The sea at the east of the national park is the Timor Sea, home to several luxury yachts. There are also many historical sites such as Pareora fort, which is the former headquarters of the Portuguese army.

The East Timor Travel Guide covers all the main tourist attractions of east Timor. You can plan your trip based on the East Timor Travel Guide that details important timings and locations. The Timor Sea is home to some of the world's finest beaches and there is a wide variety of diving sites to explore. The Timor Land Border is the place where you can see the remnants of the old Portuguese settlement. This is a part of East Timor that has been left unspoiled by the foreign invaders.

When you get to East Timor, you may find that the local people are friendly and do not greet you with haste. You will also discover that there are no major scams in East Timor. Although the currency of the Timor region is the local currency, Dollars, you will be accepted at banks and other establishments with US Dollars. There are ATM Machines available where you can withdraw money from your own bank account. You may also find that most shops accept credit cards.

There is a diverse range of food in East Timor ranging from rice and beans, fish, vegetables, fruits and meat. It is also worth noting that Timor is known for its "Jamaica" -like culture. Here, people wear tropical clothing and many carry traditional wooden jewelry. English is widely spoken and you will also be able to communicate with the Timorese people through their radios and telephones.

In this part of the world, you will be able to enjoy the East Timor's unique natural beauty which includes deserts, mountains, waterfalls and forests. In the inland regions, you will be able to witness the diverse wildlife. The East Timor Travel Guide will help you understand what to expect in Timor. It provides you with the key facts as well as details on places of interest and tourist sites.

Hotels in Dili


Dili is the capital of East Timor

Dili has an approximate population of around 193,563 people and you can typically expect to pay around £2.17p for an equivalent pint of lager or beer.

If you are considering visiting East Timor or moving to the region, it's worth taking some time to research the history of Dili, which is situated approximately 20 minutes from the east coast of Australia. Dili was formerly part of Indonesian control prior to the independence of Timor-Leste incisionist movement. Following the independence of East Timor, the Indonesian controlled a number of islands from which Dili was originally removed. The name Dili means "of the sea".

Dili today is part of the coastal city of Makassar. Dili is the administrative capital of Timor-Leste, which is an island nation located in eastern Australia, at the south tip of Africa. Dili today is where the International Antarctic Centre is based. There is also a ferry service to take tourists to Dili, which operates several times daily from Darwin. The large statue of Christ the Redeemer is located on a hill overlooking the bay, and there are also buildings in the area that bear the name of Dili.

Dili enjoys a tropical wet and dry climate, which makes it an ideal location for a number of activities. A visit to Dili is a must-do if you are heading to the east for the weekend. Visitors who are heading to the east should be advised that flying from Australia to Timor-Leste (where Dili is located) is quite possible, although it may take a few days to complete the journey. Ferry services to Dili operate several times daily from Darwin.

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to East Timor

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to East Timor are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel to East Timor?

For up to date information around safety and security in East Timor read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for East Timor.

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Best time to visit?

The best time to visit East Timor is from january until november, when you will have a warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in East Timor is 29°C in october and the lowest is 27°C in january.

Festivals in East Timor

There are many festivals in East Timor, including the Ba Futuru festival and the Ramelau Cultural Festival, named after the country's highest peak. The events are held late in the year in October. They are designed to promote unity and personal growth. This article lists the most significant festivals in the country. This list may not reflect recent changes, so it is recommended to check the latest version. This page was last edited on 13 February 2018, at 19:05.

The Timorese are fiercely proud of their independence and persevere in the face of adversity. Though decades of tragedy have weakened their resolve and stoicism, their sense of hope and pride has been renewed by the recent economic and political changes. There is no common enemy in East Timor, despite the fact that it's still split into spheres of influence. As such, they are not afraid to demonstrate against perceived injustices. Even in the midst of war and armed struggle, frequent clashes are inevitable.

In addition, the Timor-Leste Coffee Festival celebrates the country's first feature film, A Guerra da Beatriz. The film was awarded the Golden Peacock prize at the 44th International Film Festival of India, where it competed with fourteen other films. Afterward, it was shown in cinemas and on television in the country. The Timor-Leste Coffee Association also hosts various activities for coffee lovers in Dili and promotes the quality of coffee in the region.

The cultural festival of popular resistance was one of the most significant in East Timor. It commemorated the 20th anniversary of the referendum, the arrival of the International Force for East Timor, and the independence of Timor. It featured a traditional craft exhibition, choral competition, and a music concert. Aguerra da Beatriz also won the Golden Peacock award at the 44th International Film Festival of India. It was screened in cinemas and televisions in Timor Leste, and has been viewed in over twenty countries.

There are several festivals in East Timor, including the Independence Day. The country celebrates its independence on November 28, the day it gained independence from the Portuguese. Mass is held in the capital city, and many locals attend the ceremony. A large party lasts until 4 pm, and the flag is lowered. The festivities are marked with cultural events, including the Likurai dance and the Marimba festival. In May, there are also celebrations of the birth of the nation's first President, and the national holiday, May 20.

The country's cultural festivals have evolved over the years. In 2015, East Timor hosted the CPLP conference in Dili. To commemorate the conference, the ministry of culture and tourism organized a cultural caravan. During this time, artists from neighboring countries performed traditional dances and performances for participants in the event. This year, the city will also celebrate its Independence Day. If you're looking for a place to celebrate the independence of Timor, this is a good place to start.

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East Timor Tourist Attractions

There are many historical sites to visit in East Timor, including the capital Dili. The city is home to the largest statue of Christ in the world, Cristo Rei de Dili, which stands 27 metres tall. It provides views of the city below, as well as the ocean. You should also visit the nearby Upolu National Park, where you can see the remnants of the country's struggle for independence.

The church of Our Lady of Fatima is a major attraction in East Timor. However, it is also the site of a brutal massacre in which about 200 people were killed. The beautiful Lautem region has its own culture, with its traditional houses made from dried grass, bamboo, and wood. It is undeveloped, but highlights the beautiful beach of Tutuala and the villages of Viqueque and Lospalos.

During the Indonesian occupation, Aileu was a stronghold for Fretilin forces. In 1942, Japanese forces murdered a group of Portuguese and occupied it. Today, an unusually large monument commemorates the massacre. In Marobo, the Japanese left their mark, as well. The hot springs there are an odd sight in such an isolated location. Nevertheless, there are several historical sites to visit in East Timor.

Do I need a Visa?

A tourist visa costs US$30 and can normally be issued to the holder of a valid British passport on arrival at Dili International airport or Dili seaport, provided entry into Timor-Leste is regarded as being for a legitimate purpose

See which forms you may need for entry into East Timor.

What currency do i need for East Timor?

The official currency of East Timor is the United States Dollar (USD). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in East Timor you can grab amazing United States Dollar deals via Wise.com (GBP to USD).

What wildlife live in East Timor?

With many centuries of habitation and subsistence living, Timor-Leste's larger native mammals and reptiles are reduced in number. That said, monkeys and spotted cuscus (a tree dwelling marsupial) live in the forests and there are rusa deer in the highlands.

What is the traditional food of East Timor?

Portuguese food? The national dish of East Timor is Ikan Pepes / Pepes Ikan (Ikan means 'fish' and pepes is the cooking technique), fish steamed with chili sauce in a banana leaf.

What Languages are spoken in East Timor?

Timor-Leste's two official languages are Portuguese and Tetum, and its two working languages are English and Indonesian. You can learn some basic Portuguese before you travel to East Timor and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip in East Timor?

The currency in East Timor is the United States Dollar (There is no service charge added to bills, but if the service calls for it, a 10% tip is sufficient.).

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