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Address: Jalan Mc Arthur, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8711, Brunei Darussalam
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This magnificent mosque sits at the very heart of the capital city and the...

This magnificent mosque sits at the very heart of the capital city and the country's Islamic faith. Built in 1958 and named after the 28th Sultan Of Brunei, it is one of the most impressive mosques in South-East Asia.

Set amid its own lagoon, the mosque seems to be floating, surrounded by lush greenery and floral gardens, while its glittering dome, covered in real gold, soars above the skyline. Featuring luminous stained glass windows, floors of gleaming Italian marble, walls of Shanghai granite, chandeliers from Britain and Carpets from Saudi Arabia, the mosque brings together the world's best materials in a tour de force of architectural beauty and spiritual ambience.

A marble bridge across the lagoon brings you to a replica of a 16th century Royal Barge, which used to host religious ceremonies, like Quran reading competitions. At night, the mosque is illuminated, making it a vision to be seen.

Opening Hours : Sun-Wed, 8am until 5:30pm, EXCEPT at Prayer times

Closed : Thurs-Fri

Shoes are to be removed before entering.

Dress appropriately

For Men : No shorts, No Sleeveless ( wear long pants)

For Women : No singlets, No shorts, must cover leg ( wear Long pants)

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US$67.70*
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Night Tour in Brunei
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US$38.17*
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Half Day City Tour and Optional Water Village Experience
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Full Day City and Water Village Tour with Lunch in Brunei

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Bandar Seri Begawan Shore Excursion with Esjay

After booking our cruise months previously we contacted Esjay Loh with Viator about availability of the Bandar Seri Begawan Shore Excursion. She responded in a timely fashion the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After booking our cruise months previously we contacted Esjay Loh with Viator about availability of the Bandar Seri Begawan Shore Excursion. She responded in a timely fashion the shore excursion was available. We are here to see the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the Asia Pacific and its reflection lagoon. The photographers... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unlike other such buildings around the world this isn't a big commercialised tourist attraction so despite being an amazing sight it is very accessible and not that busy outside prayer times. It looks fantastic at night as well when strange green lights come on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where ever we go, there will be places or attractions where its grandeur amazed us, its design left us in awe and the beauty of the place remains in our memories forever. Such are my feelings when I visited Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. Being an Islamic country where the overwhelming majority of its... More 

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Batu Pahat, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gorgeous mosque located in Bandar Sei Begawan is another spot which attract tourists from far and wide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came from the Apt with a bus to the bus Terminal. The Sultan Omar Mosque is Just round the corner. A masterpiece of architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful mosque. Follows the standard protocols to allow non-Muslims to enter outside of prayer time. Superb exterior at all times of the day and night.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mosque`s architecture is beautiful. I recommend having a local guide with you who would explain the legend of the mosque and the near-by boat.

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Kuala Belait, null, Brunei
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

...but not much else. The fake boat in the man-made pond at the back just looks ridiculous. You can get a good picture down the center of the mall across the street but otherwise it's much like every other mosque. Pretty to look at, conveniently located but it'll take up about 10 minutes of your day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Omar Ali Saiffudien mosque is the oldest mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan wanted by the father of present Sultan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the outside, the mosque is beautiful and magnificent. The interiors are even breathtaking. You just have to cover yourself. A robe is provided outside and leave your footwear before you enter. I brought a scarf that I used to cover my head, which is required for females.

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