Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital and largest city of wealthy Brunei, located in Southeast Asia in the northern portion of the island of Borneo. Badar Seri Begawan is the lavishly adorned home of some of Brunei's most revered landmarks and locations, featuring gold towers, sparkling fountains and colourful mosaic tiles. Explore this cultural city by booking your travel package with Direct Flights.
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital and largest city of wealthy Brunei, located in Southeast Asia in the northern portion of the island of Borneo. Neither modern nor ancient, Bandar Seri Begawan is a fusion of both and is characterised by an unlikely juxtaposition of ultra-modern buildings and traditional stilt houses of ancient design. But despite being unorthodox, it works.
Badar Seri Begawan is the lavishly adorned home of some of Brunei's most revered landmarks and locations, featuring gold towers, sparkling fountains and colourful mosaic tiles. Yet this unusual city exudes a calm, peaceful atmosphere - Bandar Seri Begawan is Brunei's cultural centre and rich with a deep respect for Brunei's traditional ways. And first-time visitors to Bandar Seri Begawan are pleasantly surprised by its sense of spaciousness - rare in Southeast Asian cities. Visit Badar Seri Begawan today with cheap flights and holiday packages from Direct Flights.
Tourism in Brunei is still in its infancy, so visitors on Bandar Seri Begawan travel packages don't encounter huge throngs of people competing to see the sights. Direct Flights specialises in booking cheap flights to Bandar Seri Begawan and also sets up super cheap Bandar Seri Begawan travel packages that include accommodation in Bandar Seri Begawan in addition to air travel. It's fast and easy to book all the travel arrangements you'll need during your discount travel to Bandar Seri Begawan - just visit the Direct Flights web site and we'll guide you right through it. Book cheap flights to Badar Seri Begawan, discount accommodation in Badar Seri Begawan, and cheap car hire throughout Badar Seri Begawan with Direct Flights.
The city's breathtaking Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque dominates the Bandar Seri Begawan skyline and features a gold dome, a lagoon, an observation deck and some of the finest furnishings found in any mosque in the world. But the Sultan's Palace, Istana Nurul Iman, is even more opulent. The world's largest palace with 1,788 rooms, its royal banquet hall seats 4,000 guests and its underground parking facility houses the Sultan's collection of almost 400 cars.
Bandar Seri Begawan's colourful Kampung Ayer water village provides a stark contrast to all this magnificence and a glimpse into Brunei's traditional life. Best visited by water taxi, the water village is made of stilt houses that are home to a majority of the city's population. But despite the plain appearance of the stilt homes, the occupants are not poor: the prosperity of Brunei reaches here, too, and most of the stilt houses contain modern household amenities.
Other sights in the city include the Handicraft Centre, the Tamu night market, the Lapau (the Royal Ceremonial Hall and the site of the present Sultan's coronation), the Brunei History Centre and the Hassanal Bolkiah Aquarium, full of indigenous marine life. The Royal Regalia Museum, formerly the Winston Churchill Memorial Museum, is also popular with visitors on cheap holidays to Bandar Seri Begawan. It is now devoted to the life of the Sultan and houses memorabilia, including his golden coach.
Travellers also use their accommodation in Bandar Seri Bedawan for excursions to explore the nearby area. The Tutong district, with the diverse cultures and colourful lifestyles of rural Brunei; the unspoilt, untamed jungle wilderness of Temburong; Brunei's sparkling beaches, turquoise waters and beautiful coral reefs; and nearby Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimantan Malaysia.
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