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Kampong Ayer - Venice of East

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Kampong Ayer - Venice of East

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Visit Ulu National Park and Sumbiling Eco Village on a full-day tour that explores Brunei’s dense jungle and traditional cultures. Traveling into Ulu National Park by speedboat and traditional boat is a great way to access a wide range of remote Brunei ecosystems in just one day, with a canopy walkway through the treetops, a jungle trek, waterfall, Iban cooking demonstration, and more.
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Rod W wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Australia244 contributions126 helpful votes
Went here as part of a day tour. An essential part of a look around Brunei. Make sure your visit includes a visit to the inside of one of the houses.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Adam P wrote a review Feb 2020
Trowbridge, United Kingdom4532 contributions9454 helpful votes
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A must visit when in Brunei. The world's biggest water village, and has been here since the 11th century. We also saw some Kimodo dragons in trees, a fire station and some schools.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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kjpdavid wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia92 contributions54 helpful votes
We visited this attraction on a Sunday and left with mixed emotions. The history and heritage of this site makes for fascinating reading as detailed in the wall murals at the Visitors Centre, and all the inhabitants we crossed paths with while walking on the wooden footbridges through the village were extremely friendly and welcoming (as were all locals throughout our stay in BSB). However, the general state of disrepair and neglect we saw (we spent around 1.5 hours at the village) was at odds with the site being the historical seat of power where the monarch resided until the 19th century. I do understand the difficulties balancing the preservation of antiquities in their original state and ensuring modern living conditions for current inhabitants, but it seemed to us that more could be done. Still, as a significant part of Brunei's history, Kampong Ayer should be on your to- see list. For those who'd rather not take their chances on the wooden footbridges, there are many boats available (from as little as B$2- p/person) to take you around the village.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Jon W wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore84 contributions7 helpful votes
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One of the highlights of Brunei Opposite promenade allows a very scenic view of Kg Ayer and also a motivating jogging route. Be there at dawn or dusk for stunning views.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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C R wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia152 contributions65 helpful votes
It is really interesting to see an entire village (really many) all built on the water. It is a very different way of life, just across from modern Bandar main area. You can do a boat tour, but can also take a boat across for about $1 and then walk through the houses. If you walk all the way to the right, you can even get the same view of the palace that you would get from the boat tour, at much less the price. To the left, there are more restaurants and facilities that cater to tourists, but overall, it is just seeing normal stilt visit life.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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