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Kampong Ayer - Venice of East

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Technically part of the Bruneian capital of Bandar Seri Begawan, Kampong Ayer has more than enough uniqueness and history about it to be considered separately. Meaning “water village”, Kampong Ayer is built on stilts above the Brunei river. More...more
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Brunei River | Jalan Mc Arthur, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As some tourist who are just passing by and declare this place a slump, well it is not! This is a propper village. Yes there are some just bring ignorance and uncivilised with their surroundings. Do come during weekdays especially the gallery.

Thank s12796
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Water Village is known to be a must see place of Brunei Darussalam. It is easily accessible by water taxis which is not pricey at all. Really enjoyable experience.

Thank Mattserena
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Costs anywhere from $.50 to $1.00 per person to get from Bandar to the Kampong Ayer via water taxi. Sometimes involves a bit of bargaining! Do visit the museum with the look out tower. Well worth a visit during the day. Lots to see and...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kampong Ayer is just so beautiful and unique. You can get a water taxi to one of the houses in the villages where the locals will invite you in and share their beautifully kept houses with you. Truly a unique experience and a traditional Bruneian...More

Thank Mia_at95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see place in Brunei. I visited with my family including my 2 children. Thoroughly enjoyed. You don’t have to book in advance. There are water taxis that will take you around. The cost was only $5 per person and the taxi drivers are...More

Thank bharat218
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun ride and nice view. We took a ride just two of us. We paid BD50 for two pax. It's took nearly one half hours. It's a must visit place.

Thank Mazia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I joined a river cruise which took me around the water village for a look at the houses on stilts, the village school, police station, fire station, etc. Then the boat stopped at one of the houses where we got off and made our way...More

Thank andrewleehl
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the main attractions in Brunei. From the waterfront area you can get a water taxi to do a tour of the village. We found that when we were walking around the waterfront area boat drivers would come up to us frequently...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2018

Worth a walk around, but be careful on the boardwalks, as some of them have loose boards and are in need of maintenance.

Thank K5802EYjohnk
Reviewed August 1, 2018

The village - reputedly the largest stilt village in the world housing around 30,000 people is just across the water from Bandar Seri Bagawan. It has schools, a police station, mosques and shop. Worth a visit if Bandar - there is little to do in...More

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January 2, 2017|
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Response from Kyle H | Reviewed this property |
Greetings! You can book a tour online or simply show up where there are several boats available to take you around the village. I agree that you need to negotiate the price. Enjoy!
September 12, 2016|
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Response from Alter77 | Reviewed this property |
If you want a tour of Kampong Ayer, just head to the shopping centre in the centre, go to the back exit, cross the road and flag down a boat on the stairs that lead to the river to the right of the building where Kaizen... More
January 28, 2016|
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Response from seriaboy | Reviewed this property |
Muara Port is too far from the Water Village. I suggest you get a taxi. Once there just stand close to the water area and some of the boat drivers will see you. Don't worry, they'll spot you. They need to earn $$$. I paid... More