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Address: Jalan Mc Arthur, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8711, Brunei Darussalam
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This magnificent mosque sits at the very heart of the capital city and the...

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)

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US$67.62*
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Beautiful Islamic architecture and splendour

A beautiful mosque with beautiful marbles and golden dome. Well kept and preserve although it was was built in the fifties. Nice view of the surroundings as well as on the inside.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful mosque with beautiful marbles and golden dome. Well kept and preserve although it was was built in the fifties. Nice view of the surroundings as well as on the inside.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the main mosque located in the city center. Its pretty cool but not as impressive as the photos look. There is construction around the lake so you cant walk around. The lake itself is kind of dirty also. It gets lit up at night too so you can take some pictures at night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mosque is near the river steps from yasayan mall. The exterior and interior was so beautiful. We could take photos for the exterior, but it was difficult to take from inside because the guard didn't allow us..it is a land mark which deserved to be visited

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in 1958 the 171 foot high mosque with its pure gold dome can be seen from virtually anywhere in Bandar Seri Begawan. Named after Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the 28th Sultan of Brunei, the mosque as a symbol of the Islamic faith in Brunei . The call for prayer rings out twice a day for all to hear.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Brunei but to visit this masjid is not something regular for me. But I went there a few years ago and it was tranquil.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is an impressive landmark in Brunei and a must to visit if you are in the area. I recommend visiting it during the day so that you can enter. Remember to dress respectfully with long pants and shirts with sleeves. The interior is beautiful. At night the Mosque is lit up and spectacular to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Mosque is located right at the harbour of BSB. The long walk around the mosque is currently closed to construction as well as the walk from the other side of the river. The inside is open only for a few hours a day for non-muslims. Totally closed in thursday and friday. Worth a visit when you are in BSB.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive outside and inside. Very calming. You are able to go inside but only during certain hours so check the times before you go. They also supply you with robes to enter. A must see in Brunei!

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Thank Tammy T
Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice religious place, however open to all people during afternoon hours. beautiful construction of Mosque and nearby structures. Boat is another attraction

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was absolutely stunning. Definitely worth a visit if you are staying close by. We walked all the way around and also looked inside.

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