Kampong Ayer - Venice of East, Bandar Seri Begawan

Categories: Lookouts, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Outdoor Activities, Tours, Tourist Spots
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3.6/5 based on 500 reviews on the web
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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  • I'm not sure why they make a big fuss out of this. Probably because boatmen make a living out of it. Other than than, it's one of the things a country normally hides from tourists. We got a boat ride ...  read more »
  • We had read this was the thing to do so we wondered down to the waterfront and was met buy two guys, one the boat taxi driver the other I guess the middlemen who collected the money. He tried to charg...  read more »
  • Kampong Ayer is very close to city centre shopping mall . Can take boat ride for better feel . One of the attractions of Brunei !!! 
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