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Address: Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

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I really only had an opportunity to take a look at the Palace from the water, which didn't give the greatest view - but it is certainly a very impressive building - and a second... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I really only had an opportunity to take a look at the Palace from the water, which didn't give the greatest view - but it is certainly a very impressive building - and a second palace is currently being built (supposedly for when the prince claims the throne). Although you think with 1788 rooms there may have been a corner... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This palace is closed to the public as it is the private residence of the Sultan of Brunei. The palace is only open to the public for the first two or three days to the public who gets to meet the royal family. Since I have not been inside, there is nothing much to comment except that you could pose... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were not allowed access to the Palace of the Sultan. But we were allowed to take photos from the outside. The guard wqs kind enough to accommodate our request to pose with us and take a picture with him. A grand palace.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Only saw the outside of this place but you can see through the gates the beautifully landscaped garden.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We did a terrific day tour with Borneo Trekker (see also review for Borneo Trekker) but were only able to see the very top of Istana Nural Iman during the tour. It is sprawling, but do not expect an inside tour of this location, as it is not open to the public.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It was advertised as the world's largest residential palace. But not much to review about as you only see the palace gate and cannot go inside. No comment.

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Despite being 7th, I rate His Majesty's palace as numero uno. And not cause of the monument but because of the opportunity. The palace is only open for three days in the few days of Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Eid Fitr! And you have the chance to shake hands with the royal families. The sultan himself for the men and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had the good fortune to visit BSB on the days when the palace was open during Hari Raya. The halls, breezeways and rooms were just incredible and meeting the Queen and princesses was certainly an experience I won't forget. If you're not visiting during this time then the view from the gate isn't particularly spectacular as the palace itself... More 

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Timika
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My daughter was invited over by her friend for a play date. She had the time of her life drivinging around the property in Escalade golf carts and riding bikes with her friend and her father. There are some very nice people on the other side of those gates.

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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Istana Nurul Iman is the residence of the Sultan of Brunei, and the seat of the Brunei government. The palace is located on a stretch of lush green hills on the banks of the Brunei River, a few miles south of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei's capital. Quite simply (as certified by Guinness World Records), Istana Nurul Iman also is the... More 

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