Must-see attractions in Bandar Seri Begawan

  • Bolkiah Mosque in Bandar Seri Behawan, Brunei, at night.

    Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque

    Bandar Seri Begawan

    Built in 1992 to celebrate the 25th year of the current sultan's reign, Brunei's largest mosque dominates its surroundings. It's impossible to miss the…

  • Interior of ther Royal Regalia Museum with sultan's gilded coronation cart and shields.

    Royal Regalia Museum

    Bandar Seri Begawan

    When called upon to present a gift to the sultan of Brunei, you must inevitably confront the question: what do you give a man who has everything? At this…

  • Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in the capital Bandar Sei Begawan, Brunei, at night.

    Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque

    Bandar Seri Begawan

    Named after the 28th Sultan of Brunei (the late father of the current sultan), Masjid Omar Ali Saifuddien is surrounded by an artificial lagoon that…

  • Malay Technology Museum

    Bandar Seri Begawan

    This absorbing museum focuses on the traditional lifestyle and artisanship of Brunei's ethnic groups, using re-creations of tribal villages from across…

  • Brunei water village.

    Kampong Ayer

    Bandar Seri Begawan

    Home to around 30,000 people, Kampong Ayer consists of 42 contiguous stilt villages built along both banks of the Sungai Brunei (Brunei River). A century…

  • The Brunei sultan's palace Istana Nurul Iman seen from Sungai Brunei.

    Istana Nurul Iman

    Bandar Seri Begawan

    The sultan's official residence, the world's largest residential palace, is more than four times the size of the Palace of Versailles. It has 1788 rooms,…

  • Brunei Museum

    Bandar Seri Begawan

    Brunei's interesting national museum has an Islamic art gallery, exhibits depicting Brunei's role in Southeast Asian history from the arrival of the…

  • Brunei Darussalam Maritime Museum

    Bandar Seri Begawan

    The skeleton of a 15th-century Chinese sailing ship, lined with ceramic vessels, greets you as you step into the main hall inside this gleaming building…

  • Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery

    Bandar Seri Begawan

    A good place to start a visit to Kampong Ayer – and get acquainted with Brunei's pre-oil boom culture – is this interesting museum and cultural centre,…

  • Taman Peranginan Tasek

    Bandar Seri Begawan

    If you need a reminder that just beyond BSB's air-conditioned malls lies the Bornean jungle, this city park, with its background chorus of buzzing,…

  • Tamu Kianggeh

    Bandar Seri Begawan

    The covered market set amid canals to the east of the waterfront is a lively place in the mornings, when locals gather to buy ingredients – strange and…

  • Taman Arkeologi Kota Batu

    Bandar Seri Begawan

    This often overlooked site preserves the ruins of ancient Kota Batu, the capital of Brunei from the 14th to the 17th century. Among the excavations are…

  • Teng Yun Chinese Temple

    Bandar Seri Begawan

    Colourful Teng Yun, built in the 1960s, is the oldest Chinese temple in BSB, and its interior is filled with gilded statues, joss smoke and hand-painted…

  • Peranginan Pantai Muara

    Bandar Seri Begawan

    Muara Beach Recreational Park is a popular weekend retreat. It's pretty, but like many beaches in Borneo, it's littered with driftwood and other flotsam…

  • Galeri Seni

    Bandar Seri Begawan

    This waterfront building, constructed in the 1950s, houses the tourist office, plus a gallery space that opens periodically for temporary art exhibitions.