Top 10 Attractions in Brunei (2018)


1. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque


πŸ“ Religious Site, Architecture
πŸ“ Bandar Seri Begawan

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque – Highlights

  • Iconic mosque with majestic architecture
  • Magnificent gold domes & marble minarets
  • Beautiful scenery surrounded by a lagoon
  • Replica of a 16th-century ceremonial boat

Opening Hours

  • Sat-Wed: 08:30 – 12:00 / 13:30 – 15:00 / 16:30 – 17:30
  • Thu-Fri: Closed

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

2. Kampong Ayer (Water Village)


πŸ“ Water Village, Panorama, Architecture
πŸ“ Bandar Seri Begawan

Kampong Ayer – Highlights

  • Fascinating cluster of water villages
  • Once dubbed as “Venice of the East”
  • Buildings built entirely of wooden stilts
  • Scenes of the local villagers’ daily life

Boat Fare

  • One-Way: 1 BND
  • Guided Tour: from 10 BND

3. Istana Nurul Iman


πŸ“ Palace, Architecture
πŸ“ Bandar Seri Begawan

Istana Nurul Iman – Highlights

  • The Sultan of Brunei’s Royal Palace
  • Richly decorated with golden domes
  • Magnificent sight from boat trips
  • Opened only for 3 days annually

Opening Hours

  • 3 days after the end of Ramadan
  • Closed on all other days

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission (when open)

🌐 Main Website


4. Jame Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque


πŸ“ Religious Site, Architecture
πŸ“ Bandar Seri Begawan

Jame Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque – Highlights

  • Grand mosque with rich decorations
  • Striking minarets and golden domes
  • Lovely gardens with fountains
  • Splendid illuminations at night

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Wed: 08:30 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 15:00 / 17:00 – 18:00
  • Thu-Fri: Closed
  • Sat: 08:30 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 15:00 / 17:00 – 18:00
  • Sun: 10:45 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 15:00 / 17:00 – 18:00

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

5. The Empire Hotel & Country Club


πŸ“ Sports, Spa, Dining
πŸ“ Jerudong

The Empire Hotel & Country Club – Highlights

  • Brunei’s main luxurious country club
  • Large swimming pool & sports facilities
  • Indulge in world class dining and spas
  • Home to an award winning golf course

Opening Hours

  • Spa Centre
    • Daily: 09:30 – 21:00
  • Swimming Pool
    • Daily: 06:00 – 22:00
  • Kayak Rental
    • Daily: 09:00 – 17:00
  • All facilities are closed on Fri (12:00 – 14:00)

Price List

  • Spa Treatment: from 75 BND
  • Single Kayak: 5 BND / 30 mins
  • Double Kayak: 8 BND / 30 mins

🌐 Main Website


6. Royal Regalia Building


πŸ“ Museum, History
πŸ“ Bandar Seri Begawan

Royal Regalia Building – Highlights

  • Museum in a large gold-domed structure
  • Collection of royal artefacts and regalias
  • Fine documentations on the Sultan’s life
  • Life-sized replicas of ceremonial objects

Opening Hours

  • Sun-Thu: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Fri: 09:00 – 11:30 & 14:30 – 17:00
  • Sat: 09:45 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

7. Tamu Kianggeh


πŸ“ Local Market, Street Food, Shopping
πŸ“ Bandar Seri Begawan

Tamu Kianggeh – Highlights

  • Open-air market with casual ambiance
  • Fine selections of fresh local produce
  • Wide-range of traditional handicrafts
  • Delicious street food & traditional cakes

Opening Hours

  • Sat-Thu: 07:00 – 17:30
  • Fri: 07:00 – 12:00 & 14:00 – 17:30
  • May vary for each stall

8. River Cruise


πŸ“ River Cruise, Panorama, Architecture
πŸ“ Bandar Seri Begawan

River Cruise – Highlights

  • Brief cruise around the Water Village
  • Scenes of the local villagers’ daily life
  • Panoramic views over the cityscape
  • Superb sight of the iconic mosques

Boat Fare

  • Guided Tour: from 10 BND

9. Mangrove Safari


πŸ“ River Cruise, Animal, Panorama
πŸ“ Bandar Seri Begawan

Mangrove Safari – Highlights

  • Tranquil cruise along the Brunei River
  • Splendid panorama of Kampong Ayer
  • Relaxing ride through the mangrove forest
  • Scenes of the native Proboscis Monkeys

Boat Fare

  • Guided Tour: from 30 BND

10. Gadong Night Market


πŸ“ Local Market, Street Food, Shopping
πŸ“ Gadong

Gadong Night Market – Highlights

  • Clean street market open at night
  • Fine selections of local delicacies
  • Delicious food & drinks at low prices
  • Variety of souvenirs & local products

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 18:00 – 23:30
  • Hours may vary between stalls

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Author: Jeutravel.com
Date Published: 15 July 2017
Last Updated: 10 March 2018

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