7 Notable Architectures 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.
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.
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.