CRISTO REI (Christ the King)

Height: 27 meters = 88.6 feet

Completed in 1996

The 27-meter height statue is located 3.7 miles east of Dili. The Indonesian government built it to symbolize East Timor as the 27 th province of the country. It stands high on a bluff on Dili's outskirts from where one can see bright sand and gently lapping waves in the small coves below.

An East Timorese said, "...many of us don't like it, because it reminds us of bad time, but we can't possibly destroy Cristo..."