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Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

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 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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Jalan Mc Arthur, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8711, Brunei Darussalam
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"beautiful mosque"
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"non muslims"
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"artificial lagoon"
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"islamic architecture"
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"during ramadan"
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This was on the top of our list for Brunei tourism, so we stayed at a hotel close to this Mosque. In fact, our room had a good view of this mosque, and the Royal Regalia Building.

Thank sgu2018
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

The mosque is very pretty and there are lots of great photo opportunities from the boat in the harbor and from the white bridge that goes over the river to the north. You can go inside the mosque which is nicely air conditioned and very...More

Thank Over60Countries
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Class of architecture and decor... landscape is fabulous. Though I was not able to enter, happy to see in evening with lights once again, mesmerising.

Thank Ranjan C
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

No matter how covered you are as a woman, you'll be handed a full-length smock to put in and asked to cover your head. Free entry. Leave your shoes outside. Special entrance flew non-Muslims but you can still the mosque and its beautiful design and...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

This is probably one of the most lavish mosque in south east asia. The dome of the mosque are adorned in gold and the interior is fully air conditioned. Around the mosque was a moat and some other features such as a bridge and a...More

Thank Malcolm_See
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Late October and I am staying in the the Jinnhold Hotel, Malaysia. One step closer to Bandar Seri Brunei. My ride is here and we are head off for the 4 hour ride to the capital city Bandar Seri, Brunei. I know its one of...More

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Well illumined so photographs well at night and in the day. Lovely site. Not being Muslims, we do not enter.

Thank EuForia_01
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Nice place.. just walking distance from downtown and busses terminal.. open to public but must aware of time

Thank ibnu ahmad m
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

The place is so peaceful. You can visit to pray as long as you wear long pants or wear something that covers up to your feet. I will definitely visit again!

Thank Brendon M
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

This is by far the most impressive mosque in Brunei, built by current Sultan's parents, located by the lovely lake. Great place for a quick stop in the city center.

Thank Marek J
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Holidaydreamer72
2 August 2016|
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Response from Ira A | Reviewed this property |
Opening timers from Saturday to Wednesday's are: 8.30am to 12 noon, 1.30pm to 3.00pm and 4.30pm to 5.30pm Good call choosing Saturday. The mosques aren't open for visits on Thursdays and Fridays.
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