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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  • Photos of the mosque the Brunei trip. Black and gold day also was lit up at night, very nice! I think it is worth going to see. It is recommended that time put in by day of the week so make sure to go.
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  • The mosque is one biggest in the world. It can hold 3000 people. The mosque is so beautiful ive never seen like it before. Be sure to take off your shoes if you want to see the inside. But you cant ta...  more »
  • As a Christian, it was a very huge honor for me to visit a Mosque for the very first time. The people at this mosque are very accommodating especially if it is not at the hour of prayer. they will let...  more »
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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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