Kampong Ayer - Venice of East, Bandar Seri Begawan

Visit the largest water settlement in all of Southeast Asia at Kampong Ayer - Venice of East. This "water village" lies on the Brunei River, built on stilts above the water. It has existed for over 1,300 years and currently has over 30,000 inhabitants. After taking a water taxi to the site, you can explore it on foot. Walk along the wooden boardwalks, bridges, and walkways that connect this floating village. Get a glimpse into the local, traditional way of life exhibited by fishers and craftspeople throughout the area. Put Kampong Ayer - Venice of East at the forefront of your travel plans using our Bandar Seri Begawan journey planner.
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  • You can walk across the River to Kampong Ayer with the water taxi for $1/person. Kampung Ayer has the term Venice of the East, you can see the local life that existed in the village, follow the history in the gallery
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  • I enjoyed the boat ride around this water village with our tour group - sure it's not Venice - but has historical and cultural significance for Brunei and it is different from some of the other water ...  more »
  • Venice of the East is a stretch. It deserves because it is a true twin town of BSB but on water. There are mosques, firefighters, schools, restaurants, neighborhoods rich and poor. All connected by wooden walkways rickety. From one of the many piers from the Mainland the barchetta costa 1BD.
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