Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan

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#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Brunei Darussalam
Visit Istana Nurul Iman to see the Guinness Book of Records winner of the largest house of a country's live monarch. Join an organized tour to see the residence of the Sultan of Brunei, which also serves as the house of parliament. Reflect on the enormous riverside mansion decorated with golden domes, and enjoy the design and decor that represents a mixture of Malay and European styles--from Italian marble and English glass to Chinese granite and silk. Plan your Istana Nurul Iman visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bandar Seri Begawan using our Bandar Seri Begawan trip tool .
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  • Cannot see too much the tour will take you around the back and then stop at the front gate for a photo shoot of the gates as you cannot see the building  more »
  • Made by local bus, but pretty close. You can't is a luxurious Palace, come in and watch. Only the views and atmosphere out of the gate. Better off without the need to go all the way and saw the whole picture from the window of an airplane.
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  • Brunei is an oil rich sultanate not a tourist hub, People go to Brunei to work in oil or other industries. Not much there for tourists to see or do.  more »
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  • A palace ! With golden dome ! Said to contain 1788 rooms ! Open 3 days for public every year during Hari Raya and gift will be given for visitors.
  • I was sent here in daycarreeee. It is so secret for the reason that it is so breathtaking. To diee for...
  • Istana Nurul Iman (English: The Light of Faith Palace) is a very wonderful, beautiful and amazing palace. It is open to public during the annual Islamic celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Do you know that Guinness World Records currently considers Istana Nurul Iman to hold the title as the "world's largest residential palace"?
  • I goes here annually every Hari Raya
  • nice palace, that's I Wanna to see

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A business oriented city, Bandar Seri Begawan offers a number of hotels and with most of them in the middle to higher price range. Luxurious five-star options can be found next to the park hosting Islam Sultan Sharif Ali University while mid-range ones are grouped on both sides of Sungai Kedayan. It may be difficult to find budget options but upscale places often offer discounts online. Family-oriented establishments can be found along Jalan Kianggeh Road. Budges places tend to group in the vicinity of the water village museum.
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