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Bandar Seri Begawan

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Things to do: sightseeing, museums, religious sites
The capital of the Sultanate of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan offers a variety of entertainment in a modern Islamic setting. Visit a golden-dome mosque and a largest mosque in Brunei, some of the impressive modern Islamic buildings and climb wooden stairs to the hill above the city to get a scenic panorama. Royal ceremonial hall and a royal regalia museum will expand your understanding of Brunei, once part of the British Borneo. Among things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan are a river cruise up the Brunei River, and seeing an intricately ornate ceremonial ship docked in a pond in one of unique forest parks. This is a city of malls and restaurants, also boasting the largest water village in the world. For outdoor trips, visit a conservation area for proboscis monkeys or mangrove conservation areas nearby. Plan how to spend your time in Bandar Seri Begawan and other destinations in Brunei Darussalam using our Brunei Darussalam family vacation planner.
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A business oriented city, Bandar Seri Begawan offers a number of hotels and with most of them in the middle to higher price range. Luxurious five-star options can be found next to the park hosting Islam Sultan Sharif Ali University while mid-range ones are grouped on both sides of Sungai Kedayan. It may be difficult to find budget options but upscale places often offer discounts online. Family-oriented establishments can be found along Jalan Kianggeh Road. Budges places tend to group in the vicinity of the water village museum.
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