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1. Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque

Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque
Must visit

46 km
from city center
1 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

The stunning Jame Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque in Kampong Kiarong is the largest mosque of Brunei. Built in honor of the current Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, it is one of the two national mosques of Brunei.

2. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
Must visit

46 km
from city center
2 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

One of the most beautiful mosques in the Asia Pacific, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, named after the 28th Sultan of Brunei, is located at Bandar Seri Begawan. The first national mosque of Brunei, it seems to be floating on water due to the beautiful design of a lagoon around it.

3. Kampong Ayer

Kampong Ayer
Must visit

45 km
from city center
3 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

Located just off the Bandan Seri Begwan waterfront, Kampong Ayer is the world’s largest (and oldest) water village. The entire settlement is on water and the buildings are built on stilts on Brunei River, making it popular as 'Venice of the East'.

4. Royal Regalia Museum

Royal Regalia Museum

46 km
from city center
4 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

Royal Regalia Museum, located at the centre of Bandar Seri Begawan, is dedicated to the Sultan of Brunei. It depicts the life of the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and the history of his rule.

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5. Bandar Seri Begawan Waterfront

Bandar Seri Begawan Waterfront

5 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

The Bandar Seri Begawan is a new public space opened in Brunei to uplift the nightlife in Brunei’s capital, which is believed to have suffered in history due to lack of evening entertainment. This site of 1.8 hectare took in all three years to get ready.

6. Istana Nurul Iman

Istana Nurul Iman

43 km
from city center
6 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

Istana Nurul Iman is famous for holding the Guinness World Record of being the largest palace and royal residence in the world’ (according to floor space). It is the residence of the Sultan of Brunei and his family and is located near the Brunei River near Bandar Seri Begawan.

7. Malay Technology Museum

Malay Technology Museum

47 km
from city center
7 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

Malay Technology Museum, also known as Muzium Teknologi Melayu locally, is located on the Kota Batu Road in Bandar Seri Bengawan. The museum focuses on the traditional use of technology in Brunei and is a great place to learn about the technological and cultural development of the country.

8. Brunei Darussalam Maritime Museum

Brunei Darussalam Maritime Museum

47 km
from city center
8 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

Brunei Darussalam Maritime Museum, also referred to as Muzium Maritim Brunei Darussalam in Malay is an impressive museum which showcases several artefacts and historical relics. It comprises of 3 galleries, two of which display a permanent exhibition and the third is for temporary exhibitions.

9. Jerudong Park

Jerudong Park

46 km
from city center
9 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

Jerudong Park is an amusement theme park located in Jerudong, a short ride away from Bandar Seri Begawan. The park is home to a water park along with numerous rides making it one of the largest theme park in South East Asia.

10. Gadong Night Market

Gadong Night Market

46 km
from city center
10 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

Officially called Pasar Pelbagai Barangan Gadong, Gadong Night Market is a bustling market in the city centre of Bandar Seri Bagawan. It spans over 5,500 square metres of space and has almost 160 different stalls dedicated to food, drinks, fruits and vegetables, pirated CD’s, second-hand clothes, and even electronics.

11. Tasek Lama Recreational Park

Tasek Lama Recreational Park

11 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

Located at Bandar Seri Begawan, Tasek Lama Recreational Park is a beautifully constructed park housing a natural waterfall and a lake which are a source of the city’s drinking water. Also referred to as the Waterfall Park, it has jungle trails, picnic spots and an observation tower.

12. Tasek Merimbun

Tasek Merimbun

9 km
from city center
12 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

Located in the Tutong District of Brunei, the Tasek Merimbun is the largest natural lake in Brunei. At a distance of about 70 kilometres from the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, the lake is surrounded by a 7800-hectare Tasek Merimbun Heritage Park.

13. Tamu Kianggeh Market

Tamu Kianggeh Market

13 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

Located at Bandar Seri Begawan, Tamu Kianggeh Market is a roofed street market in Brunei presenting a wide array of shopping and eating alternatives. It showcases all the distinguished goods of Brunei along with the traditional hand-woven handicrafts.

14. Ulu Temburong National Park

Ulu Temburong National Park

55 km
from city center
14 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

The Ulu Temburong National Park is a 550 square kilometres national park situated in the Temburong District in Eastern Brunei. Commonly referred to as the ‘Green Jewel of Brunei’, it is renowned for its wildlife which is home to over 40 species of butterflies and the ‘exploding ants’, one of the rarest species of ants.

15. Billionth Barrel Monument

Billionth Barrel Monument

46 km
from city center
15 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

Located in Seria, Brunei, the Billionth Barrel Monument is a symbol of achievement in Brunei’s oil production. The monument marks the production of the billionth barrel of the oil field in Seria.

16. Pantai Seri Kenangan

Pantai Seri Kenangan

30 km
from city center
16 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

The Pantai Seri Kenangan Beach lies in the Kuala Tutong area of the Tuton town. Translating to the ‘unforgettable beach’, Seri Kenangan lives up to its name. The beach is eminent for its powdery white sand which is extended beyond infinity via the glistening mirror-smooth water.

17. Andulau Forest Reserve

Andulau Forest Reserve

24 km
from city center
17 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

Andulau Forest Reserve is a forest located in southeast of Kampong Keluyoh amd Sungai Liang. It has an elevation of 82 metres. It further has two recreational parks - Sungai Liang and Luagan Lalak.

18. Ash Shaliheen Mosque

Ash Shaliheen Mosque

48 km
from city center
18 out of 18
things to do in Brunei

Located beside the Prime Minister’s Office Complex in the capital town of Bandar Seri Begawan lies the magnificent Ash Shaliheen Mosque. The mosque’s architecture is influenced by the Moroccan-styled structures.

FAQs on Brunei

What are the top sightseeing places in Brunei?

The top sightseeing places in Brunei are Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Kampong Ayer, Royal Regalia Museum, Bandar Seri Begawan Waterfront, Istana Nurul Iman.

How can I commute within Brunei?

Rented Cars: Travellers can rent cars from various rental agencies. Two such agencies are Avis and Hertz which can be availed at the airport itself. Car rentals usually charge around BND 60 - BND 100 per day depending on the size and brand of the vehicle. If you are a non-Brunei citizen and have a rental car, you would be directed to a different fuel pump. This practice is to avoid smuggling.
  • Some car rentals have an age limit of 23 to 68 years and can restrict access to a rented car if your age is not in this limit.
  • It can be quite a challenge to get cabs during the peak hours; morning and afternoon.
  • Petrol prices are cheaper than a bottle of water in Brunei.
  • The country offers conducive and ample parking spaces and good road conditions. 
Taxi: Taxis are one of the easiest ways to get around Brunei. The base price of a taxi meter begins at BND 3.50 and adds BND 0.20 for every 15 seconds or 250 metres. The meter price would increase if the number of passengers is over four and the number of luggage is over two. Taxis are easily accessible from the airport and are mostly stationed at malls, shopping centres and hotels. However, it would turn out a little expensive to take a taxi from one district to another which is around BND 8. 

Visitors can also book taxis online via Dart which is a local transport app, much like Uber and Grab which are both unavailable in Brunei.

Bus: Buses are the cheapest ways to travel within Brunei. Formerly known as the Purple Bus, the Franchise Bus plies towards various sections of the region. The bus fare is as low as BND 1 per ride and they run only between 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM. The buses here are of 6 lines; the Eastern line is a blue bus and the Northern Line is a green bus, the latter plies to the airport as well. All buses depart from the Jalan Cator Terminal. Each bus has a capacity of 20 passengers. 

Water Taxi: Water Taxis are a great option to travel longer distances. They are relatively cheaper as well. The water taxi mode of transport sprang up from the water village; Kampong Ayer. A single ride would be around BND 2 to BND 5. The best place to find water taxis are at the canal market or behind Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkia. Water taxis are a good night travel option.
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