Dili, Timor-capital, Leste's is a tiny city with a unique combination of cultures resulting from Portuguese colonisation, Indonesian rule, and indigenous population. Most travellers who visit Timor Leste begin and conclude their journey in Dili. Make your way up the stairs to the Cristo Rei monument for the greatest views of Dili. The 28-meter (89-foot) tall Jesus monument was a gift from Indonesia during its colonisation of East Timor and was inspired by the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. There are around 500 stairs in all, but the hike is well worth it for the panoramic views of Dili and its port.