After booking our cruise months previously we contacted Esjay Loh with Viator about availability of the Bandar Seri Begawan Shore Excursion. She responded in a timely fashion the... read more
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.
For Men : No shorts, No Sleeveless ( wear long pants)
For Women : No singlets, No shorts, must cover leg ( wear Long pants)