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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  • September 21, 2017
    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 »
  • August 15, 2017
    This is the palace of sultan of brunei, the richest monarch of the world. Visit during Hari Raya if you want to get inside and meet the royal family. I heard that the line would be extremely long.  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    You can only enter the Istana during the Muslim New Year. From outside, you can see 2 guard posts which is guarded 24 hours. Recommend taking pictures but from the parking lot opposite the Istana.  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    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.
  • May 15, 2017
    I was sent here in daycarreeee. It is so secret for the reason that it is so breathtaking. To diee for...
  • January 24, 2017
    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"?
  • February 12, 2017
    I goes here annually every Hari Raya
  • April 5, 2017
    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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