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Bandar Seri Begawan
Bandar Seri Begawan is a city of two terrains: the stilted water villages that make up some of the city's historic aquatic districts stretch out into the sea, while drier districts spread out over the flatter areas of land. The beaches around the area offer vibrant undersea life, drawing scuba enthusiasts and snorkelers from around the world. Above ground the gold-domed Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque dazzles with its intricate marble design and museums provide ample cultural stimulation.

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Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque
Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Religious Sites; Sightseeing Tours
Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
Owner description: This magnificent mosque sits at the very heart of the capital city and the country's Islamic faith. Built in 1958 and named after the 28th Sultan Of Brunei, it is one of the most... more Owner description: This magnificent mosque sits at the very heart of the capital city and the country's Islamic faith. Built in 1958 and named after the 28th Sultan Of Brunei, it is one of the most impressive mosques in South-East Asia. Set amid its own lagoon, the mosque seems to be floating, surrounded by lush greenery and floral gardens, while its glittering dome, covered in real gold, soars above the skyline. Featuring luminous stained glass windows, floors of gleaming Italian marble, walls of Shanghai granite, chandeliers from Britain and Carpets from Saudi Arabia, the mosque brings together the world's best materials in a tour de force of architectural beauty and spiritual ambience. A marble bridge across the lagoon brings you to a replica of a 16th century Royal Barge, which used to host religious ceremonies, like Quran reading competitions. At night, the mosque is illuminated, making it a vision to be seen. Opening Hours : Sun-Wed, 8am until 5:30pm, EXCEPT at Prayer times Closed : Thurs-Fri Shoes are to be removed before entering. Dress appropriately For Men : No shorts, No Sleeveless ( wear long pants) For Women : No singlets, No shorts, must cover leg ( wear Long pants) less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Tasek Lama Recreational Park
Tasek Lama Recreational Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Royal Regalia Museum
Royal Regalia Museum
Owner description: A tribute to the sultan and the grand trappings of Royalty, this museum is a highlight of any trip to Brunei. The main gallery presents an impressive recreation of the coronation... more Owner description: A tribute to the sultan and the grand trappings of Royalty, this museum is a highlight of any trip to Brunei. The main gallery presents an impressive recreation of the coronation of His Majesty The Sultan, displaying the gilded carriage which carried the newly crowned Sultann through the streets of the capital city, along with gold and silver ceremonial armour. The Royal Exhibition Gallery showcases a selection of Royal Regalia from His Majesty's childhood days up to the time of his coronation, such as jewel-encrusted crowns, thrones, garments and His Majesty's revered silver Keris (dagger). The Silver Jubilee Gallery celebrates the mark of His Majesty's 25th ruling year. Here, one can view film footage of the auspicious event, amongst other Royal Regalia that made an appearance during the occasion. There is also the Constitutional History Gallery, which houses documents, photographs, film and recordings, and a gallery devoted to the life of His Majesty The Sultan up to the time of his coronation. Opening Hours : Sat-Thu, 9am-4:30pm , Fri 9am-11:30am, 2:30pm-4:30pm Shoes are to be removed before entering less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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Kampong Ayer - Venice of East
Kampong Ayer - Venice of East
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Kaizen Sushi
Kaizen Sushi
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Thien Thien Restaurant
Thien Thien Restaurant
Cuisines: Chinese
All Seasons
All Seasons
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Ricebowl Restaurant
Ricebowl Restaurant
Le Taj
Le Taj
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

The Capital Residence Suites
3.5 of 5
The Capital Residence Suites
USD 63 - 149
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Badi'ah Hotel
3.0 of 5
Badi'ah Hotel
USD 60 - 78
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Palm Garden Hotel
3.0 of 5
Palm Garden Hotel
USD 55 - 70
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam
4.0 of 5
Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam
USD 90 - 128
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The Empire Hotel & Country Club
5.0 of 5
The Empire Hotel & Country Club
USD 194 - 260
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