Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery, Bandar Seri Begawan

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Established to present visitors insight into the city's glorious past and to preserve Brunei's cottage industries, Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery exhibits crafts inspired by the country's pre-oil culture. Rent a water taxi to visit this small riverfront complex and take a stroll through five mini galleries exhibiting Bruneian traditional artwork (some are for sale). This gallery also offers an observation tower where you can see scenic views of the small part of the village bellow. You can obtain an "I love Brunei" pin free of charge at the entrance of the gallery. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Bandar Seri Begawan holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Small but nice items on display explaining some Brunei history in English. Played hopscotch, some traditional games, learned a few things. Got a free "I heart Brunei" badge. Tourist shop and some sale...  more »
  • Get to see the city from the Gallery's tower. It's free of charge and you can also see the brief history of the water village.  more »
  • A nice little tourism center focused on the Kampong Ayer water village. Some artistic things for sale. Good place to stop to get orientated to the water village before you venture out for a bit.  more »

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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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