Abode of Peace
The official name for Brunei means "Abode of Peace," and if that's what you are looking for, Brunei most definately has it. An amazing country with a rich and diverse culture, Brunei will offer whoever visits exactly what they are looking for.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan
Currency: Bruneian dollar
Languages: Malay, English and Chinese
Power: 240 V, 50 Hz
Time Zone: UTC+8
Climate: Brunei is traditionally a tropical climate so expect hot humid days with daily showers.
Brunei has everything for everyone. For an adrenaline rush, have a go at rock climbing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, or fishing. For a more relaxing activity, try leisurely hike in the beautiful Brunei national parks, or canoing down the peaceful rivers. Tours are available and you will need to book them in advance.
Commonly known as a Water Village, Kg Ayer is actually a collection of 30+ villages built on stilts along the Brunei river. This is a fun thing to do. Walk over planks and wooden platforms on stilts over river.
Jame'Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque
Jame'Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque is frequently called "The Mosque with a Heart of Gold". With golden domes and golden roofs, it is a spectacular sight.
Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
This is classical Islamic architecture at its best with a golden dome and floating boat with a moat. It is a must-see just to wander in the outside marble courtyard. The mosque was completed in 1958.
Jerudong Amusement Park
The park was built for the family of the Sultanate of Brunei, but was open free for residents and tourists alike in its first few years of operation. Now an admission fee is charged, and it is a delight to visit.
Tamu Kianggeh - Markets
At this market along the river, you can find a variety of local produce, ranging from food and cookies to handmade art. A great place to visit and get in touch with the locals and sample their fine foods.
Camping is a wonderful way to really experience the beauty and magic of the rainforests and National Parks of Brunei, and if you're not comfortable trying it alone, tour guides are available. If camping is too close to nature for you, accommodations are available from five star to backpacker's hostels.