• Masjid Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin

Being ruled by the dynasty of sultans for 600 years, Brunei abounds in religious, historical and cultural places. Masjid constitute some of the major tourist attractions in Brunei and the most important and the most splendid among them is Masjid Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin.

Masjid Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin is a royal Islamic mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. The Masjid is one of the most spectacular masjid in the Asia Pacific and a major landmark of Brunei Darussalam.

Named after Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the 28th Sultan of Brunei, the
Masjid as a symbol of the Islamic faith in Brunei dominates the skyline of Bandar Seri Begawan. The building was completed in 1958 and is an impressive example of modern Islamic architecture.


  • Masjid Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkiah

Masjid Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah is located in Kampong Kiarong which lies close to the capital of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan. Built to celebrate and mark the silver anniversary of the reign of the sultan of the country, Masjid Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah of Brunei narrates the story of the royal dynasty.

A place of worship as well as an architectural masterpiece, the shining gold domes of the Masjid overlook a landscape of attractive gardens and fountains. Along with them are the ornamented towers that can be seen from the main road. The interiors of the Masjid combine the profoundness of art and the religious significance of Islam.


  • Royal Brunei Museum


The Royal Brunei Museum’s collection comprises collections and exhibitions of Islamic arts, traditional culture, archaeology and history, oil and gas, and natural history. The Museum hosts examples of Islamic art, a history of the oil and gas industry in Brunei, and an ancient ceramic collection from a shipwreck, which sank 500 years ago.

 

  • Malay Technology Museum

 


The rapid development of modern technology which penetrates local culture seems to
suggest that the indigenous technologies of Brunei Darussalam such as cottage industries and handicraft are very much on the brink of extinction.

Without proper documentation these indigenous technologies will likely be lost forever. The Malay Technology Museum was specially established to document, collect and exhibit these indigenous technologies for the benefit of future generations.

On display are the architectural structures of Kampung Ayer houses (the first settlement in Brunei) from the late 19th century up to mid 20th century and their traditional technologies such as boat making, gold, brass and silver smiting, cloth weaving and fishing crafts. The Malay Technology Museum is located next to the Brunei Museum at Kota Batu, 7km from Bandar Seri Begawan.


  • Istana Nurul Iman

Istana Nurul Iman is the Sultan’s lavish home in the capital and is the largest residential palace in the world. Situated on the top of a hill overlooking the city, the palace is an enigmatic symbol of Brunei’s enduring monarchy and seat of the nation's government.

 

  • Ulu Temburong National Park

The island of Borneo is synonymous with raw, unspoiled nature and Brunei, situated in its heart, is a shining example of natural beauty. More than 70% of Brunei’s land area is covered by primary rainforests, which the government has taken great strides to protect.

Nature lovers will definitely be spoiled in Brunei. Pristine rainforests, unspoiled coral reefs, mangrove-covered islands, white sand beaches and accessible nature reserves offer visitors a dazzling array of ecotourism options.

In Brunei, visitors can have the unique opportunity to walk in the rainforest canopy which houses an abundance of birds, plants, micro fauna and mammals, such as the rare Bornean proboscis monkey, making up one of the world’s richest and most diverse ecosystems.

The park includes a range of wilderness habitats, from lowland forest and jungle rainforest, to montane forest at an elevation of almost 2000 metres.

Access is via traditional longboat along river corridors, or jungle hiking tracks. There are no roads into the park.

 

  • Royal Regalia Museum


The Royal Regalia Museum was established to commemorate the 1992 Silver Jubilee of His Majesty's accession to the throne.

Dedicated almost exclusively to the present Sultan's life, set in an extravagant domed building in the centre of town. Museum holds the Constitutional History Gallery, set up in 1984 as part of the country's independence celebrations. This traces the history of the constitution and the development of from 1847.

Visitors can glimpse the Sultan’s full royal regalia, including the crown and royal chariot, along with a vast collection of opulent treasures.

  • Kampong Ayer

Early European visitors to Brunei described Kampong Ayer, or Water Village, as the Venice of the East. Today, visitors continue to be fascinated by these traditional and historic houses built on stilts over the water, spanning the greater part of the Brunei River.

Kampoung Ayer is home to about 30000 people and is accessible by boat or by wooden bridges from Bandar Seri Begawan. A visit to Brunei would not be complete without a trip to the this unique and intriguing place.

Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery is our latest Gallery that lies in "Kampong Ayer" or Water Village. This unique Gallery was established to provide visitors and locals alike a glimpse of Kampong Ayer's celebrated past and revive the cottage industries from days of old, integrating them into our modern economy.

 

  • Night Market Gadong


The Gadong Night Market is the place to go in Brunei to experience the wide variety of culinary delights that the country has to offer. Part of the market sells only fresh vegetables and fruit whilst the larger part is made up of a myriad of stalls and open restaurants offering everything from bar-b-que chicken or fish to freshly made exotic deserts. The market can be found easily from any part of the city by just following your nose and the aromas of cooking.

 

  • Taman Tasek Lama


This is one of the oldest recreational parks in the city. It has a natural waterfall and lake, and features a beautiful garden of trees and flowers. For those who want to get away from the noisy traffic of the city, this park is an ideal place to spend some time. It will take about 15 minutes to walk to the park from the Lapau. Brunei Shell, as part of their community work, has also installed an 8 metre high wall for those interested in climbing.

 

  • Golf Courses


One of Brunei’s most unexpected luxuries is its assortment of world-class championship-quality golf courses. Taking advantage of the stunning landscape of Borneo’s northern shores, Brunei’s golf courses offer more than just your average round of 18 holes. Teeing off from a beautifully manicured vantage point overlooking the South China Sea and surrounded by virgin rainforests, you’ll quickly discover that golf in Brunei is one of the nation’s unforgettable undiscovered treasures. Some courses even offer the truly unique luxury of floodlit night golfing for cooler evening play.

 


 

More about Brunei -
Brunei Tourism Official Site
http://www.bruneitourism.travel