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Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
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Full Brunei Experience - City Excursion - Water Village and Mangrove Safari
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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)
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Beautiful mosque by day , unbelievable at night ... opulent & spiritual all at the same time. Well worth the visit . Loved it !

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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

This is one of the oldest mosque in brunei
Build with italian marble next to the water village (kampung ayer)

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

A lovely mosque well worth seeing, especially at night when the lights make it almost magical. The cement boat is a great place to sit to get a cooling breeze on a hot afternoon.

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Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

though it is smaller that the Jame Mosque, yet it has the most magical backdrop, be here at 630pm to see colorful sky, and reflection on the moat. Would recommend to include the visit to water village together with this mosque to see the contrast.

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

We walked all around this mosque and saw it at all different times of day. It is spectacular in all lights, especially at sunset, and at night. We didn't have time to go inside, but visitors are allowed to enter and they provide a long dress and head scarf for female visitors to borrow for free.

Thank Laj S
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