Muara (Bandar Seri Begawan), Brunei

Muara (Bandar Seri Begawan), Brunei

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The majestic capital of Brunei

Don't be fooled by the understated appearance of Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the sultanate of Brunei. Underneath the shell of BSB's modest urban center beats the pulse of a majestic city deeply rooted in its Islamic faith. It's also home to Istana Nural Iman, the largest residential palace in the world, boasting 1,788 rooms, 257 bathrooms and a 110-car garage.

Venture by water taxi to the water village of Kampong Ayer and discover the maze of boardwalks in the place dubbed by Magellan as the “Venice of the East”, or explore the Royal Regalia Museum and its colorful collection of memorabilia of the current Sultan and his late father. Watch the sun glisten off the golden domes of the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, among the largest mosques in Southeast Asia and arguably one of the world's most beautiful.

KAMPONG AYER

KAMPONG AYER

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KAMPONG AYER

KAMPONG AYER

Take a water taxi to the world’s largest stilt village. Start off at the tourist information center and take in everyday life in Kampong Ayer, exploring its 42 small villages, interconnected with 18 miles of foot bridges.

ISTANA NURUL IMAN

ISTANA NURUL IMAN

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ISTANA NURUL IMAN

ISTANA NURUL IMAN

On the banks of the Brunei River is the jaw-dropping Palace of Light and Faith, the world’s largest residential palace and home to the Sultan of Brunei. The palace contains 1,788 rooms, which includes 257 bathrooms, a banquet hall that can accommodate up to 5,000 guests, a mosque accommodating 1,500 people, a 110-car garage, an air-conditioned stable for the Sultan’s 200 polo ponies, and five swimming pools. 

ULU TEMBURONG NATIONAL PARK

ULU TEMBURONG NATIONAL PARK

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ULU TEMBURONG NATIONAL PARK

ULU TEMBURONG NATIONAL PARK

Brunei is known for its pristine rainforests, and this 500 square kilometre protected area is no exception. Take in the rich wildlife of the park and enjoy the jaw-dropping canopy walk, and be sure to stick your feet in the waterfall, where “doctor” fish will provide a natural pedicure.

Muara (Bandar Seri Begawan), Brunei At a glance

Current Weather:
31°C / 88 °F
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Current Time:
8:24:14 pm2015/07/03 20:24:14 pm
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Friday, July 03
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Currency:
Brunei Dollar
Exchange Rates:
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  • 0.93
  • 0.47
  • 0.99
  • 0.67
  • 47.05
  • 2.31
  • 11.64
Local Details:
GPS: 4°59'11.41"N 114°59'46.02"E
Size: 100.36 KM2 (38.75 MI2)
Population: 276,608
Density: 2,756 Pop/KM2 (1,064 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +673

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