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Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

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 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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Jalan Mc Arthur, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8711, Brunei Darussalam
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Reviewed 6 days ago

worth a stop if you are in town. we went and took a quick peek inside. the grounds are nice. walk from there to the water and take a water village tour by boat.

Thank Colin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is located in the middle of the city. It is an active mosque. You can see many local people go there and pray. However since I visited during ramadan, I was not allowed to get insdie of the mosque. The illumination at night is...More

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't stop looking at this architecture. I found the mosque is beautiful inside and outside. It's like a gold floating on a lake with a great reflections.

Thank Kamalmo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This mosque is a landmark of capital of Brunei. With the golden-coated dome, you will not miss it. Do you know for those who love P Ramlee movie, this is one of the properties held by Sadiq Sigaraga in 3 Abdul Movie? Do you know...More

Thank Sapanmacho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here as part on an excursion. We were unable to go inside for some reason but had plenty of time to view the facade and gardens. It was EXTREMELY hot there. Despite the beauty, I couldn't wait to get back in the bus....More

Thank karen m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't allowed to enter but I respect that. It's still very beautiful from the outside. On Fridays, everything is closed from 12pm-2pm for their prayer.

Thank Eleanor Pamela D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning mosque in the heart of Bandar Seri Begawan and hands down the city's most attractive building.It is fringed by a stunning lake that catches the sunset beautifully. It has a gorgeous replica of a 14th century boat on said lake from which the Koran...More

1  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This mosque is enormous. You can enter but women have to put on a robe over their clothes and no photos

Thank SydneySandra31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful buildings I've ever seen. Definetly the prettiest mosque. It is a must see if you are in Bandar seri Begawan as it is definetly the most iconic building. I went in on a friday while there was prayer....More

1  Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This beautiful mosque is a must see for anyone visiting Brunei. The color scheme, architecture and sheer grandness of it makes one feel in awe of it.

Thank tsurmap
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Response from Ira A | Reviewed this property |
Opening timers from Saturday to Wednesday's are: 8.30am to 12 noon, 1.30pm to 3.00pm and 4.30pm to 5.30pm Good call choosing Saturday. The mosques aren't open for visits on Thursdays and Fridays.