Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Bandar Seri Begawan

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. Put Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bandar Seri Begawan trip planner .
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  • Beautiful architecture in the mosque and we as tourists are required to follow the rules by wearing a long black dress that was provided made women and running follow the rules fit the established parties in the mosque. The mosque is also surrounded by a small lake and a boat if we enjoy the view from a distance, a combination boat and really beautiful
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  • Let's start by saying that Bandar Seri Begawan doesn't have a true Center. This mosque and its square are at the heart of the poor social life of this town. Excellent point to observe the evening a swag of its inhabitants but especially of the large community of immigrants. The mosque is prettier outside than inside. If you don't have any other views you'll be delighted but if you already passed by Abu Dhabi, Damascus, Istanbul or Casablanca will seem a little something. You can't take pictures inside. On Friday, only for the faithful Muslims. Still very interesting.
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  • Beautiful mosque, located in a beautiful place with large gardens, an artificial lake, with a precious stone, friendly ship, can enter, supply clothing
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  • The mosque's most recognizable feature, the main dome, is covered in pure gold. The mosque stands 52 m high and can be seen from virtually anywhere in Bandar Seri Begawan. The main minaret is its tallest feature. In a unique way it mixes Renaissance and Italian architectural styles. The minaret has an elevator to the top, where a visitor can enjoy a panoramic view of the city.The interior of the mosque is for prayer only, with features such as stained glass windows, arches, semi-domes and marble columns. Nearly all the material used for the building were imported from abroad: the marble from Italy, the granite from Shanghai, the crystal chandeliers from England, and the carpets from Saudi Arabia.
  • It's a LOT of $$ spent here...which they should have invested into the Entrepreneurs living and working nearby...and for all that money spent, upon close inspection, not really that impressive. I expected a whole lot more. I did receive a strong "pitch" for Islam by a nice kid inside. Loots prettier from outside.
  • A must see in Bandar. Gorgeous inside and out as well as the surroundings. Go at sunset if you can. Love this place
  • A different experience for non-Muslims like me. Nice from afar. Inside is mostly same as churches with some ceilings.
  • Smaller than Masjid Jame'. Parking to pray is like non-existence (unless u use the side of the road or adjacent building's.). Cozy on the inside. Surrounded by parks with flowers.
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