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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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$67.95*
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$112.00*
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Brunei Capital City and Water Village Shore Excursion
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Half Day City Tour and Optional Water Village Experience

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Magnificient Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

We came here twice , once in the evening and again in afternoon. The building is beautiful during day or night time. The architecture is really unique and majestic inside out... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here twice , once in the evening and again in afternoon. The building is beautiful during day or night time. The architecture is really unique and majestic inside out. Non-Muslim are not allowed to enter the prayer area during prayer time of the day . They will be given robes & head dress fr the ladies. The lamps... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be prepared with your clothing and check hours also you can only stand in the door and no pictures ...the outside is beautiful

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Thank jcleaver
Brunei Darussalam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We expected it to be as beautiful as on the pictures but this mosque is just like all the others. It just depends on what you are used to. If you have been in the Middle east this mosque is not worth it a visit..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This mosque is right downtown and is beautiful! We couldn't go inside but the grounds are ok for a stroll. It lights up nice in the evening, with a good reflection in the water out front.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice for photo op, the place was very well maintained. We went there around 5pm, lucky for us it is still open and we were able to get inside to capture very nice shots. Few other tourists were helpful enough to take our family picture😝

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Thank reginetiu
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taking photos inside the building is forbidden, which is a shame as the glass roof mosaic is incredible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because of its location beside the water, you get "two for the price of one" view. We visited outside of prayer times, and because we were conservatively dressed, we did not have to don black coverings. However, we were restricted to a small, roped-off area at the main entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This mosque was builded perhaps 50-60 years ago but it looks timeless. The dome is made of real gold as i was told. Located right in the center of the City, it's a view you don't want to miss. You will take perfect photos at almost any angle. Please remember to avoid going there during prayer time if you are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was told you can actually go up the minaret but I've never done it. You can walk around the mosque however I still don;t know how photographers can get the picture of the mosque & the ship replica. I prefer taking photo from Yayasan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's located in the city center. It has slightly different look compared to Jame Ashr Hassanah Bolkiah. Which I like this better. I recommend to visit here on daytime. In the inside, though you won't be able to take photos inside, it has gorgeous details.

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