Welcome to Timor-Leste
A place far from the hustle and bustle of daily life, a place where the sun, sea, mountains, people and culture awaken the spirit. A place to relax, full of deserted beaches, mystical mountains and a proud and hospitable people. From a boy who rode on a crocodile’s back, to the country it is today, to the 30,000 year old cave paintings near Tutuala, and the history of a brave leader who lived in caves to liberate his people, to the stories enshrined in its museums and galleries, we invite you to travel across the same seas Chinese merchants one did over five centuries ago when they travelled in search of Timor’s famed sandalwood, to a place which resisted occupation and ultimately achieved its right to self-determination, becoming the newest nation of the 21st century. We are officially Timor-Leste, we call our land Timor Loro’sae – the land where sun rises in the east, once you visit us, you’ll find it’s … Paradise.