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Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque
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$39.92*
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Half Day City Tour and Optional Water Village Experience
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$70.80*
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Night Tour in Brunei
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$112.00*
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Brunei Capital City and Water Village Shore Excursion
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This ornately decorated mosque, built in 1994, is surrounded by landscaped gardens and fountains. This mosque is a fine example of Islamic architecture carried out with a devotion to details. Opening hours : Sun to Wed Time : 8am- 12noon , 2pm-3pm and 5pm-6pm Open on Saturdays if there is no official function the following day. Closed Thurs- Fri Shoes are to be removed before entering Admission Free
Orange, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
“Just Appearance”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

It's located in Gadong, not Bandar. Just take a look at the great appearance of the mosque and you should be awed. You can get into the mosque, but only a very limited area can be seen and photo-taking is prohibited.

Visited December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Awe-inspiring mosque”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

The enormous Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque looks awe-inspiring and is way more grand than Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in the city center, but in my humble opinion, not as picturesque as Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque probably because it lacks the beautiful lagoon the latter has.

For access, take a cab from city center (about 10 mins ride, but ask the driver to come back and send you back to city as it is almost impossible to catch a cab on the road), or take a bus (but the last bus going back to city is around 6 pm), or walk, like I did. It takes about 45 mins one way. Worth the walk.

Visited January 2013
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Brunei Darussalam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Grand mosque”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a lavish opulent place of worship. Gold plated domes, gold inlay work, crystal and marble lattices , fountains etc.. As this is a place of worship, due respect and decorum to has to be kept. No footwear inside, no loud noises, dress attire- upper arms and legs have to be covered, ladies/girls wear a scarf. A must visit if you are fond of gold and opulence.

Visited October 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“a must for visitors, beware of visiting hours”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

You are not supposed to take any photo in the mosque. The mosque has a big walkway from where you can see a manmade boat. It is very beautiful at night time with blue lights on while the sun is setting.

Visited November 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Very Impressive Mosque”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

We did not go inside had a slow drive past the mosque, then stopped in the car park for photos. it is quiet impressive and lavish. worth spending an hour to explore inside and outside.

Visited October 2013
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