Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Bandar Seri Begawan

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A popular religious site set in a lagoon, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque appears to float on water. Located amidst floral gardens, the mosque ranks among the most prominent in Southeast Asia. Tour the complex, which was built in 1958, to view its combination of Islamic architecture and diverse decorative traditions--from Saudi Arabian rugs to British chandeliers and Italian marble. Dress appropriately, with long pants and a shirt covering your shoulders. To visit Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque on your holiday in Bandar Seri Begawan, and find out what else Bandar Seri Begawan has to offer, use our Bandar Seri Begawan vacation planner.
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  • Because of its location beside the water, you get "two for the price of one" view. We visited outside of prayer times, and because we were conservatively dressed, we did not have to don black covering...  more »
  • This mosque was builded perhaps 50-60 years ago but it looks timeless. The dome is made of real gold as i was told. Located right in the center of the City, it's a view you don't want to miss. You wil...  more »
  • I was told you can actually go up the minaret but I've never done it. You can walk around the mosque however I still don;t know how photographers can get the picture of the mosque & the ship replica. ...  more »
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  • This mosque is beautiful inside and out. As a tourist and non-Muslim, I was allowed to put on a free robe to cover my legs (I was wearing shorts) and enter inside the mosque for a look inside. No photos are allowed inside, and you are only able to stand in a specified area. But still, it's beautiful to see inside this ornate house of worship. The outside of the mosque is stunning - and perfect for photo opportunities. I took over a hundred photos from the different angles I could find. There's a "boat" you can walk over to and get some great shots of the mosque as it gets reflected in the water. Before you go (if you want to go inside at least), check the times for visitors, because some parts of the day are exclusively for Muslims who will be having prayer inside.
  • Well organised and beautiful mosque Jazaqallah khair
  • Amazingly incredible. The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is the best mosque in the world. Thank you Allah.
  • Beautiful inside and out. Check visiting times and when they are praying. They have long clothes for free on the outside so not strictly necessary to bring any.
  • Assalam o ealaykum