Kampong Ayer - Venice of East, Bandar Seri Begawan

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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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Bandar Seri Begawan holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kampong Ayer - Venice of East and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Cukup seru untuk mengunjungi kampong ini menggunakan taksi air. Hanya saja harganya cukup mahal. Kita nanti diajak melewati terowongan bawah jembatan yang pendek, yang cukup bikin deg-degan (takut kal...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    < 2017.08 > you can choose liquid over the water gauge thread car comes 繞 繞 water village, or like me a model courses, first took to the water village, then walk away. Water village has a quite fully furnished apartments, but there are also some houses retained Traditions look model courses. In Kampong Ayer cultural and tourism this part can be found in the photo gallery showing each other's differences, but istm it seems to me having fully furnished apartments, water model courses look image: Jian Jian change SATA settings. 較 because of old San Francisco road water not covering yin, Weather Hot time to pay attention to heat stroke. In addition, without armrests, pay attention to your foot steps. Participant views when keeping elderly felt something and respect after all this was the place where people live.
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  • August 16, 2017
    I had read some reviews and I was so so excited to go. Got to the River I searched "boatman" who spoke English well and I promised him I would make more happy and more l would have paid (from a base of $20 of Brunei). Took me to see a gorgeous sunset, guided me in the middle of an untouched nature where I could see proboscis monkeys and monkeys from very close, I did see the crocodiles (close), the otters, various birds and monitor lizards. Took me to see the houses up close and I did visit the school. Clear that if we just make the ride just classic ... the tour is not that great. For me it was great!
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