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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  • Had a very informative tour of the water village. The old part still functions! The museum is very well maintained and a detailed trip gives you the origins and story of Brunei. Tea and local cakes at...  more »
  • A boat could be rented for one hour - BND30 and takes you further upriver to see monkeys, crocodiles, etc. The very best time, early in the morning or late in the evening.  more »
  • nice lake view with nice place of city....lots of people were enjoying there with us ....attractive place and heart breaking place...  more »
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