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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  • 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 »
  • For 3 days only they open the palace to the general public, let you have a meal for free, and then show you to queue up to meet the royalty. I shook the Queen's hand and had a brief chat about what I ...  more »
  • I visited Istana Nurul Iman and indeed did not meet his Majesty. This place was the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, and the seat of the Brunei government. According to lo...  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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Where to stay in Bandar Seri Begawan

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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