Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan

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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. Put Istana Nurul Iman into our Bandar Seri Begawan tourist route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • To visit the King specifically, Bolkiah said the rich world's largest Royal residence, so is not possible. It just seems to be also released a couple of days in the year, but I usually watch from outside the fence. You can see the dock if you go by boat and seen long-tailed macaques in the jungle in the middle.
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  • Went to see the land and the water from the land where the building is barely visible. Soldiers were standing at the entrance. From the river wharf for the Royal Palace. Could not quite imagine is big buildings have more than 1,000 rooms, is surrounded by greenery and site area is great for.
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  • Not permitted to enter, only taking photograph in front of the gate. The guard is friendly and will answer all your questions.  more »
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  • Great way to experience the culture of this kingdom and food from this country. Different tastes of food, people and building structure as compared to european palaces. Worth a visit.
  • SUPERB LIFE. WHEN ALLAH GIVES NO PLACE TO KEEP. SULTAN.
  • The most beautiful palace in the world!
  • Large building, but there are lots of large buildings in BSB. Worth checking out from the river, but that is about it.
  • Really hard to see anything from the outside. Walked right around the place and also tried to view from boat on the river. You can see the roof of the building at best.