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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  • As history buff I sincerely enjoyed visiting water village the most, as you can see how people lived in Brunei before oil was discovered there. Government is doing great job trying to conserve the pla...  more »
  • We were brought to view the daily life of people living in Kampong Ayer, visiting their house and seat and have a drinks and snacks with them.  more »
  • River under the full of trash, as if like a slum. Is apparently not spread as far as garbage collection, such as administrative services, this is truly disbelief and wealthy countries of the world's leading. People still me to greet all friendly to everyone and the security is very good. Trendy heart is common, this environment is rough, and no wonder, even though Brunei people is far too gentle and warm. I just felt it was visited.
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