Tourist Places to Visit in Maliana, East Timor, Asia
Maliana is one of the cities of East Timor located in Bobonaro District. It is situated about 150 km southwest of national capital Dili. Maliana is the capital city of Bobonaro District located near proximity with Indonesia border. Maliana is located between 8°59′ south latitude and 125°13′ east longitude. Bulobu River and Nunura River flow near Maliana serving the agricultural needs.
The higher majority of Maliana natives depend on agricultural economy and rice is the highly grown agricultural crop in Maliana region. Lahomea, Holsa, Ritabou, Odomau, Raifun, Tapo-Memo and Saburai are the villages under Maliana City. College Infante Sagres is the ancient educational institution located in Maliana.
Cuisine, Culture and Shopping in Maliana:
Bunak and Kemak are the native languages of Maliana. Also the natives have the knowledge of Tetum and Portuguese. Christians are higher in majority in Maliana, followed by Muslims and other communities.
Frozen chicken is very popular among the areas of Maliana and is available at reasonable cost at main shops of nearby cities. Watermelons, bananas, papaya and mangoes are the sweet fruits available in Maliana market.
Woodcarvings and silverwork handicraft products are very much famous in Maliana and its neighboring regions. Also Maliana houses several Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Indonesian food corners along with local food centres.
Connectivity to Maliana:
Maliana is a top tourist destination of Bobonaro District, well connected with all the major cities like Dili, Baucau, Ermera, Aileu and Lautem by road and airways. One can select taxi and buses to move within the city and to reach nearby regions and tourist destinations as well.
The nearest airports to Maliana include Suai Airport, Cova-Lima (81 kms) and Comoro Airport (147 kms). Taxi is the best option to reach both of these major airports.
Places to see near Maliana:
Portuguese Fort is situated in Balibo in Bobonaro District. This 400 years Old Fort is located about 26 kms away from Malaina. It was built with Portuguese architecture and its outside architecture is the main attraction.
Mount Ramelau also called as Tatamailau is the biggest peak in entire East Timor located in Ainaro District at a height of 2,986 meters above the mean level of sea. Mount Ramelau is situated about 87 kms from the centre of Maliana City. Mount Ramelau is positioned between 8°54′24″ S latitude and 125°29′36″ E longitude.
Cape Fatucama is a beach situated in Dili, about 153 km away from the midpoint of Maliana. It is one of the top attractions of Dili, attracts tourists from all over the country and surrounding countries also.
Other tourist attractions near Maliana include:
- Cool Hills
- Saint Mary column
- Mount Matebian
- Atauro Island
Best time to visit Maliana:
Between June and November is the best time to visit Maliana to enjoy the beauty of top tourist destinations like beach, fort and mountain.
Accommodation Options near Maliana:
Due to the presence of top tourist destinations, there are numerous modern hotels are established in Maliana region to serve tourists with their high quality hospitality services. Prominent hotels near Maliana are as follows:
- Hotel Pousada Maliana
- Tansos Hotel
- Hotel Risky
- Eastern Dragon Hotel
- California Hotel-Dili
- Central Hotel
- Sebastiao Hotel
- Sands Motel
- Vila Mata Ruak
- Hotel Rao
- Timor Village Hotels
- Vitoria Losmen
- Hotel Pousada Maliana
- Maun Alin Guest House