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Address: Jalan Mc Arthur, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8711, Brunei Darussalam

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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The iconic mosque of Brunei. I would particularly recommend walking around it because it has different and interesting features from every side, particularly the furthest side... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The iconic mosque of Brunei. I would particularly recommend walking around it because it has different and interesting features from every side, particularly the furthest side from the city where there is a pond. From the inside it is nice - nothing exceptional, and non-Muslims can only visit a small part next to the entrance at certain times of the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This palace, which is of course splendid and very attractive, stands out like a very shiny dot in what is otherwise an unremarkable town. It is clear that wealth is not all that equally shared here, despite the fact that the resident is considered to be one of the wealthiest individuals on the planet. Have a walk past the mosque,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of my trip to BSB. Not only is this place very photogenic the calm waters allow you to get ideal shots with the boat reflecting on the surface. The domes are made out of gold and the shine off the hot sun is blinding. The locals are friendly and in most instances also take the odd... More 

Thank Mohammed B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

you haven't been to brunei if you haven't been here. less grand than the other mosques but the view is super worth seeing. so worth it, that we went there twice. during the day, when the sky is so clear. and at night when the mosque is basked in light and the mosque is reflected in the lagoon's waters.

Thank vivc28
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is a very photogenic building. It is a landmark of Brunei. But it seems to be off limits for non muslims. The artificial lagoon serves as a reflecting pool that adds to the beauty. It is ok to walk around outside with a guide.

Thank Warren T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very beautiful mosque. Highly do recommend. This is a must its a land mark in Brunei. Walking around and admiring the beauty, the vibe and atmosphere. People are so friendly; I was talking to some the locals. They are strict on taking pictures; but I was allowed no one prevented me. So I carried on; even got... More 

Thank Usman M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location near BSB Terminal,water taxi jetty and regalia museum,great place to visit, easy access, please wear proper clothes, no picture taking will allowed inside the mosque.

Thank KurazaT
Ipoh, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly majestic, the inside is just so beautiful, but taking photo inside is prohibited. i feel like staying here forever. Recommended visit 👍🏼

Thank ElixirEridani
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the loveliest mosques in the world and is available for viewing and photographing. Must dress appropriately and be reverent. No entry fee and you can visit as long as you would like. This is truly a magnificent sight!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This grand mosque, standing in a place of an ancient mosque is a fine piece of modern Islamic architecture. And it is free to visit, plus believers of any faith are welcome! The mosque is greatly illuminated at night!

Thank Krzysztof D

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