The Sultanate of Brunei is famed for its wealth, with oil having brought a lifestyle unrivaled across Southeast Asia.
The peaceful country is divided into four districts occupying just 5,765 square kilometers, over 70% of which is pristine rainforest.
The climate is hot and humid and although the wet season is between November and February, tropical showers are possible at anytime. Alcohol is not sold anywhere in the country but can easily be brought in with the correct paperwork.
Stilt village of Kampong Ayer
Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital, is home to splendid mosques, the lavish Istana Nurul Iman, the official residence of the Sultan and some impressive museums with the Royal Regalia Building housing a unique collection of Royal Bruneinan artifacts. In contrast, the Gadong Area is the city’s premier commercial and shopping district, where good restaurants, department stores and cinemas are located. The city’s most spectacular sight is Kampong Ayer, the world’s largest stilt village, which is home to around 30,000 people.
Temburong District is the place to explore Brunei’s virgin rainforest. Separated from the rest of the nation by the Brunei Bay and a sliver of Sarawak, Temburong is best accessed by fast river and local longtailed boats. Steep forest paths wind through the national park’s lush jungle and the canopy walkway affords superb views over the diverse treetop ecosystem. The cool waterfalls and shady rock pools provide the perfect spot for a rest or swim whilst enjoying the jungle chorus.
Map of Brunei
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Places near Brunei
- Mulu National Park 107 kilometers away
- Miri, Niah Caves & Lambir Hills National Park 127 kilometers away
- Manukan Island 165 kilometers away
- Gaya Island 171 kilometers away
- Kota Kinabalu 174 kilometers away
- Kinabalu National Park 216 kilometers away
- Mount Kinabalu 220 kilometers away
- Maliau Basin 250 kilometers away
- Garama Wetlands 267 kilometers away
- Deramakot Forest Reserve 278 kilometers away
- Danum Valley 318 kilometers away
- Kinabatangan River 339 kilometers away
- Sepilok 349 kilometers away
- Sandakan 360 kilometers away
- Sipadan, Mabul & Kapalai Islands 411 kilometers away
- Kapalai Island 424 kilometers away
- Tabin Wildlife Reserve 438 kilometers away
- Mataking Island 447 kilometers away
- Sibu 455 kilometers away
Photos of Brunei
Accommodation choices for Brunei
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Brunei. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
The most luxurious of Brunei's hotels and the only one on the beach, The Empire is a property with all the facilities and service standards you would expect from an international four/five star hotel.