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17 Attractions to Explore Near Istana Nurul Iman

Istana Nurul Iman
Istana Nurul ImanJln Menteri Besar, Bandar Seri Begawan BA2112, Brunei

Istana Nurul Iman, Brunei is the residence of the Sultan of Brunei, and the seat of the Brunei government. The palace is located on a sprawl of green hills in the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan. It is said to be the largest residential palace in the world, with an area of 2,152,782 square feet and 1,788 rooms.

Nearby Attractions

Mahkota Jubli Emas Park
Mahkota Jubli Emas Park2.64 KMs away from Istana Nurul Iman

The park was the result of the conceptualization of the Sungai Kedayan Eco-Corridor, a project to revitalize the Kedayan River, which includes flood mitigation, environmental rehabilitation, and development of public spaces.

Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Brunei.
Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Brunei.2.82 KMs away from Istana Nurul Iman

It is named after Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the 28th Sultan of Brunei, who initiated its construction. The mosque serves as a symbol of the Islamic faith in Brunei. The mosque's most recognizable feature, the main dome, is covered in pure gold.

Kampong Ayer
Kampong Ayer2.84 KMs away from Istana Nurul Iman

A historic settlement area in the capital of Brunei. It literally means 'water village'. Kampong Ayer consists of a cluster of traditional stilt villages built on the Brunei River, often been dubbed as 'Venice of the East'. Kampong Ayer has been historically the principal settlement of Brunei; it was the de facto capital, in particular social and economic centre, of the Bruneian Empire for a few centuries.

Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque
Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque2.93 KMs away from Istana Nurul Iman

Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque is the largest mosque in the country, which can accommodate 5,000 worshipers at a time. It has a total of 29 golden domes in order to honor the 29th Sultan of Brunei.

Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Bridge
Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Bridge3.02 KMs away from Istana Nurul Iman

This is the second-longest single-pylon cable-stayed bridge in the world and has a total length of 622 metres.

Royal Regalia Museum
Royal Regalia Museum3.26 KMs away from Istana Nurul Iman

Houses the regalia of the Sultan and the royalty, as well as exhibits related to the commemorations of the Silver and Golden Jubilee celebrations of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's rule of Brunei.

Brunei Darussalam Maritime Museum
Brunei Darussalam Maritime Museum5.37 KMs away from Istana Nurul Iman

It is located on the banks of the Brunei River, where the ancient city of Brunei was situated from the 14th to 17th centuries. The Brunei Maritime museum showcases Brunei’s maritime culture of different ships and vessels throughout history.

Malay Technology Museum
Malay Technology Museum5.53 KMs away from Istana Nurul Iman

Malay Technology Museum shows how things were done in ancient times, there are displays in boatmaking, fishing, metalworking, and goldsmithing.

Brunei International Airport Mosque
Brunei International Airport Mosque8.16 KMs away from Istana Nurul Iman

It is a small mosque located near the Brunei International Airport. The mosque isn’t open to tourists, but you can explore it from outside.

Jerudong Park
Jerudong Park 11.90 KMs away from Istana Nurul Iman

It is the largest and most expensive amusement park in Southeast Asia. The attractions include a carousel, a junior roller coaster, and an immaculate mini-golf course.

Pelumpong Spit
Pelumpong Spit28.77 KMs away from Istana Nurul Iman

Tanjong Pelumpong is located between the Brunei Bay to the south and the South China Sea to the north. The island itself has numerous pristine beaches and is a popular spot for picnicking.

Tasek Merimbun lake and Heritage Park
Tasek Merimbun lake and Heritage Park40.64 KMs away from Istana Nurul Iman

Tasek Merimbun is the largest natural lake in Brunei and is surrounded by the 7800-hectare Tasek Merimbun Heritage Park.

Ulu Temburong National Park
Ulu Temburong National Park57.11 KMs away from Istana Nurul Iman

Ulu Temburong National Park is a 500 square kilometer protected area of pristine rainforest. The park contains unspoiled jungle and is known as the "Green Jewel of Brunei"

Billionth Barrel Monument
Billionth Barrel Monument72.68 KMs away from Istana Nurul Iman

Billionth Barrel Monument resides along the beach in Seria and is a symbol of achievement in Brunei’s oil production. The monument is located along the beach in Seria.

Bukit Pagon
Bukit Pagon78.16 KMs away from Istana Nurul Iman

Pagon is the highest mountain in Brunei. It is situated on the border with Malaysia on the island of Borneo.

Gunung Mulu National Park
Gunung Mulu National Park86.73 KMs away from Istana Nurul Iman

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for its caves and karst formations in a mountainous equatorial rainforest setting.

Clearwater Cave (Gua Air Jernih)
Clearwater Cave (Gua Air Jernih)90.24 KMs away from Istana Nurul Iman

The Clearwater Cave System in Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia is believed to be one of the largest interconnected cave systems in the world by volume and the 9th longest cave in the world at 224 km.