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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  • The city water village is also rare. And already sees a river from the center of the dock ferry in 1-2 minutes. Settlements in the wooden pier wingtip is and can come and go freely, but pretty bad footing, careless and it fell into the river. (The locals and riding a bicycle was. ) Is unusual Ayer, and fire department and the school is a place of normal life for them, so that to appreciate the attention I felt I needed.
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  • Water Taxi is the best way to visit this place rather than through the travel agent. $30 made my day. Seen the crocodile+proboscis monkey in the mangrove trees which was a bonus. Went to the water vil...  more »
  • Can't imagine why this can be compared to Venice at all. Many of the houses are pretty run down, and overall not a pretty sight viewed either from a distance or not.  more »