Top 16 attractions to explore in Brunei
Brunei has the second-highest Human Development Index among the Southeast Asian nations, after Singapore, and is classified as a "developed country". It has developed wealth from extensive petroleum and natural gas fields.
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.
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.
Map of attractions in Brunei