Brunei Darussalam is known for its majestic mosques, lush rainforests and centuries-old water village. While not an exhaustive list, here are some recommendations for places to visit.

A must-visit for every traveller, Kampong Ayer is one of the largest water settlements in Southeast Asia. The Brunei River is home to a lively community. Start off with a scenic boat ride of the Brunei River before taking a walk along wooden paths and bridges rich with culture and history.

The Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan is arguably the most photographed religious landmark in the country. Its central dome of pure gold, white marble columns and stunning stain glass is a spectacular sight to behold. Outside the mosque is a replica of a 16th Century Bruneian mahligai (royal barge).

Situated alongside the Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque and Kampong Ayer is the Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas, constructed in commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of His Majesty’s accession to the throne. Make sure to stop by The Frame Brunei Darussalam to snap a commemorative photo of your trip.

Officially declared an ASEAN Landmark in 2017, the Royal Regalia Museum houses a collection of royal memorabilia for history buffs. Among those on display are the royal chariot, ceremonial armoury, the jewelencrusted crowns used during His Majesty’s coronation and a replica of the throne used by the Sultan on state occasions.

The Jerudong Park Playground is the largest amusement park in Brunei, featuring thrilling rides and attractions that caters for all ages. The waterpark features a multi-level water play structure with water slides and tunnels for the little ones and the young at heart.

For the nature enthusiasts, Ulu Temburong National Park hosts an unimaginable range of exotic wildlife and is home to some of the world’s rarest species. The park’s canopy walk is a notable highlight especially for thrillseekers, as the highest tower stands at an impressive 43 metres above the forest floor. Visitors can access the park via a boat ride. Green thumbs and flower lovers will find a wonderful assortment of herbs, flowers, herbs and other essentials for gardening at Rimba Garden Central. Those who are looking for gardening advice can trust in their team of horticulturists.

Visitors who wish for a guided experience of Brunei may seek inbound tour operators or travel agents to make the most of their time in the country.

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