Photos of the far east of Timor, Timor-Leste

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The far east of Timor-Leste

Tutuala is the easternmost village of Timor-Leste and is situated above a cliff, with great views of the coastline and the Indonesian island of Kisar. There is a "Pousada", a Portuguese guesthouse where it is now possible to stay again.

View from Tutuala
Tutuala village
Water buffaloes
Girls on the road
Near Pantai Walu
Taking shelter
Pantai Walu
To Jaco Island
Pousada, Tutuala
Pousada caretaker
Tutuala school
Street in Tutuala
Tutuala church
Carrying water
Road into Tutuala
Houses near Tutuala
West of Tutuala
Traditional roof decoration
Fataluku house
Traditional house
Man with blowgun
Church, Kampung Porlamana
Worshipers after Mass
After Christmas Mass

From here a rough road leads past small villages to the beach, 8 kilometres from Tutuala. From this beach, known as Pantai Walu (or Valou), the island of Jaco lies just offshore, Timor's easternmost point.

Just west of Tutuala, around the village of Mehara, are various examples of traditional houses of the Fataluku people who live in this region; this was a place of refuge for independence leader, Xanana Gusmão, the first President of Timor-Leste. The houses feature traditionally decorated roofs with shells and antlers.