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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  • We have been based in Brunei for 3 years so have done this trip a number of times now. A must to take visitors to. The skil and knowledge of the boat men can vary so ensure you use your hotel or trave...  more »
  • Brunei's iconic spot which brings you the feel of local lives. A must visit for any visitor to Brunei. The boat ride is very refreshing and be sure to take the tour around the village.  more »
  • I visited by chance with a friend who has been living in Brunei for many years now. We just called a boat over from the steps next to yayasan shopping centre and agreed a price for the tour. Our guide...  more »