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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  • This pretty much takes you back to how people lived centuries ago. From the restoration on the old buildings to the new bridges being built in the bed of water. Its very charming during day time howev...  more »
  • Experience the local culture here by visiting one of the houses. They'll provide the local snacks and drinks. Saw one of the houses is rented to stay in (I think its name is Kunyit 7 Lodge), it looks ...  more »
  • This is a must if you are in town. Hop on one of the water taxis for $1 and walk your way around. You don't need a guide, you really can't get lost!! Just take water and wear a good hat and you'll be ...  more »