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Tais Market

Nr.D'Luis Dos Reis Noronna | Kolmera, Dili, East Timor
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“local crafts” (4 reviews)
Nr.D'Luis Dos Reis Noronna | Kolmera, Dili, East Timor
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go to Timor Aid in Barrow dos Grilos, behind Discovery Inn, you can see examples of Tais from various districts and also movies about how they are made. You can buy there fixed price or in the Tais market.

Thank Diana k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to dili for a business trip, we went to tais market to buy some Shirts written timor leste or the flag. They over charge you. I was surprised when i found out that the price for a t-shirt at the airport is cheaper...More

1  Thank hharahap h
Reviewed 30 April 2017

hard to find but worth finding it..sont let tourist grups charge you a lot of money to take you there , a 25 cent microbus will get you close enough..haggle for a good price, plenty to choose from

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 27 April 2017

If you want to see a big range of Tais this is the place to go. And you may see women weavers right there. There are a huge range of sizes and products made from Tais. Plus other Timor Leste goods like jewellery. People are...More

Thank Lyndall K
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This market sold not only typical market fare but there was a bigger emphasis on authentic Dili pieces than is often found I thought. There were dancing and weaving demonstrations while I visited and several quite unique products.

1  Thank paug178
Reviewed 11 April 2017

One of the must see's of Dili. This are the traditional hand weaved textiles of Timor, although you will see your fair share of " machined" tais. Bargaining can be an adventure, but please remember that the workers have had to put up with over...More

Thank DJD70
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Not huge, but nice, specially if you are in your last day, to buy some gift or some souvenir to remember Timor Leste.... Worth to visit...

Thank ClaudioGuerrieri
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Jeffrey W
We're stopping here on a cruise...I am keen to buy some tais...is the tais market close to the port? and what currency do they accept. TYA
21 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