Brunei Darussalam is one of the must-see destinations for nature lovers. The beautiful tropical beaches, undiscovered virgin thick forests, traditional and cultural monuments add beauty and pride to this small country.
Brunei Darussalam is a small Southeast Asian country bordered by South China Sea and surrounded by gorgeous Singapore and Malaysia. There are plenty of exciting and interesting tourist attractions in Brunei.
Borneo Rain Forests
The Island of Borneo consists of 3 major countries, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. Sarawak, which is the largest state in Malaysia is blessed with amazing rainforests and plenty of national parks.
Sarawak is easily accessible from Brunei either by road or through flights. The abundance of rainforests provides shelter for a wide range of species including Proboscis monkeys, gibbons, orang utans, various birds, insects and reptiles.
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Breath taking views of hot springs, rivers, tribal houses and wildlife can give you a great experience for a life time.
Brunei Water Village – Kampong Ayer
Brunei’s water village is one of its kinds with more than 30,000 people living in a village built over Brunei river. All the houses in this traditional village are made on stilts.
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Plank walkways are also made for easy access to neighboring houses. Schools, hospitals, power stations, mosque, work shops, gas stations and all other necessary amenities are built over the river and are exclusively available for this community. Water taxis or boats are available for visitors to get a unique experience of this whole floating village.
Tasek Lama Park
Tasek Lama park was initially a nature reserve which was then turned out into a recreational park for people, as a part of promoting eco tourism.
A waterfall, lake and a mini rainforest terrain are the major attractions of this park. Trekking, hiking, rock climbing and other interesting activities are made available for the tourists.
The Royal Palace of Brunei Sultan
Istana Nurul Iman is the royal palace of Sultan in Brunei. This palace is said to be the largest residential palace in the world with more than 1800 rooms. The golden domes, vaulted roofs and highly expensive marbles from all over the world make this palace a unique one. It’s open for visitors during the Hari Raya season of Brunei – a muslim festival that falls in Aug-Sep.
Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque
This mosque is the largest mosque in South East Asia. It’s built next to a mind-blowing artificial lagoon. The architecture and structure of this mosque attracts visitors from all over the world.
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Jerudong park was the usual hang-out space for the Royal Family of Brunei until it was turned into a billion dollar amusement park in early 90’s. Carousels, go-karting, giant drop, haunted house, huge 3D amphitheatre and boat riding are just a few among the other various tourist attractions of Jerudong Park.
Beaches of Brunei
Brunei Darussalam has got a wide range of beautiful tropical beaches. The country of Brunei is lined by South China Sea, and you can easily enjoy the beach experience from almost every where in the country.
The famous family outings are found at Lumut, Berakas and Tungku beach. Sea surfing and other sea-sports are also present for tourists. Since its tropical climate in Brunei, late evenings are the best time for visiting beaches.