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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  • We came from the Apt with a bus to the bus Terminal. The Sultan Omar Mosque is Just round the corner. A masterpiece of architecture. 
  • Beautiful mosque. Follows the standard protocols to allow non-Muslims to enter outside of prayer time. Superb exterior at all times of the day and night. 
  • The mosque not impressed me. I've seen others much more beautiful. But the view of the sunset is awesome. As equally impressive is the respect for the faithful who visit it. We must copy its tolerance
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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