Brunei, Dar Al-Salaam or Black Gold Island are all names called Brunei. A small Islamic state located near Malaysia and strategically located on the South China Sea.
Brunei is a tourist destination for Southeast Asia. Tourism in Brunei is full of attractive places, both natural and historical.
Tourism in Brunei is rich with many unique museums and mosques and has some beautiful forests and parks. Brunei is famous for its oil and petroleum products industry and is therefore called the Black Gold Island.
Here’s some places to go in Brunei
Museum of Technology
The Dutch Shell Group donated the museum building, in conjunction with the independence of Brunei in 1984. The museum is located in Kuta Batu, an area in Brunei Mura.
It is one of the best tourism places in Brunei. Technology Museum houses three halls with large collections of handicrafts and household industries found in the water village, as well as traditional Islamic images.
Technology museum was opened in 1988.
Mosque of Sultan Omar Ali Safi al-Din
The mosque is one of the best mosques in the world, and also is a famous landmark of tourism in Brunei. It is also an important Islamic symbol in Asia and one of the most fascinating places that you have to visit in Brunei.
It is characterized by its unique design, which blends the art of Islamic and Italian architecture together, making it one of the most popular attractions for visitors and tourists.
The windows of the mosque are stained with colored glass, marble arches and columns, and crystal chandeliers.
The mosque has a magnificent garden with a water fountain, also there is a beautiful garden that surrounds it from the outside.
Mosque of the era of Hassan Balqia
The mosque of the era of Hassan Balqia is one of the largest mosques in Brunei, with 29 golden domes, which symbolizes the current Sultan Hassan Balqia. It’s one of the most famous tourist attractions in Brunei.
The mosque is also known as the Kiarong Mosque, in relation to the area where the mosque is located.
Palace of Noor Al-Eman
It is the Sultan’s Palace of Brunei and is the official residence of him. The palace is located a few kilometers south of the capital of Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan, where the palace is located on the banks of the Brunei River.
The Palace of Noor is the largest residential palace in the world. The palace is open to the public only during the Harry Raya season in Brunei, a month to celebrate and adorn the streets and open the doors of the palace for visitors to meet the Sultan and royal family.
Noor Al-Eman palace is considered as one of the important places that support tourism in Brunei. As it attracts many tourists.
Museum of Brunei
If you’re wondering what to see in Brunei, here’s another important museum in Brunei. The Brunei Museum houses an exhibition of ancient cannons and daggers, and displays ethnographic and treasures discovered from shipwrecks off the coast of Brunei.
Next to the Brunei Museum is another museum called the Malaysian Technology Museum. The museum displays the methods of boat building, fishing and the formulation of gold and minerals in antiquity.
Kampong Ayr (Water Village)
Kampong Ayr is a water village or so-called Venice of the East. It is a famous tourism place in Brunei, that you can visit.
The village is characterized by its beautiful wooden houses, dating back to the prehistoric era.
It has been built on stilts over the River Brunei, which is one of the most important elements of cultural and historical heritage.
Also, it is considered as one of the largest water villages in the world. With a population of around 30,000. You can find different means of transportation in the village, and locals use speedboats.
National Park Oulu Timburong Nature
The National Park Oulu Timburong is the first national park in Brunei, established in 1991, one of the most famous landmarks of tourism in Brunei.
The park offers many adventures between the green landscape, where you can see the forest from a height of more than 60 meters above the hills.
National park also has a corridor built with steel towers to support the cable car, providing a great view of green spaces, high hills, and some waterfalls.
Oil & Gas Discovery Center
The Oil and Gas Exploration Center is one of the most important tourist places in Brunei. Also, it is a center for displaying the most important science and engineering that applies to the oil industry.
It aims to create a center for visitors and tourists to know the oil and gas industry, who have been a strong supporter of the economy of Brunei, through easy and simplified ways for easy to understand and appreciated by visitors.
Placed a billion barrels
The monument was designed by a local architect in the Sultanate of Brunei, and was built in 1991 to celebrate the production of 1 billion barrels of oil in the fields of land oil.
You can also enjoy the sight of donkeys and tools used to pump oil.
Capital Bandar Seri Begawan
Bandar Seri Begawan is one of the most beautiful capitals in East Asia, with its vast green spaces and parks, and fresh air, one of the places that makes the tourism in Brunei rich and attractive.
The capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, includes many tourist attractions, including the water village mentioned above.
Do not miss out on the most popular dishes in Brunei, which are served by restaurants across the capital.
Royal costume building
It is a building dedicated to the Royal Fashion Show, where you can stroll around and watch the costumes of the Sultan such as the Royal Crown and the royal vehicle where the Sultan travels.
As well as a vast collection of treasures. The building is considered one of the most important and famous places, that attracts tourism in Brunei.