The sovereign state of Brunei is located on the north coast of the island of Borneo. On the surface it is well ordered and tightly regulated but all it takes is a look just beneath this tough surface to be able to see the warmth of its people and the wildness of its natural environment. This ‘abode of peace’ is the home of the largest oilfields in Southeast Asia which generates a large amount of money. The country is rich in rainforests and greenery, especially in the Ulu Temburong National Park. The capital city of Brunei is called Bander Seri Begawan and the locals here are absolutely crazy about food and shopping. Brunei’s mangrove forest is home to proboscis monkeys and crocs.
A few of Brunei’s attractions include the Brunei National Museum which houses an Islamic art gallery along with other exhibits that show the country’s role in Southeast Asian history. The JameAsr Hassanil Bolkiah museum was built in 1992 to celebrate 25 years of the sultans reign. It is Brunei’s largest mosque. The Malay technology museum focuses more on traditional lifestyles and practices of the ethnic groups of Brunei despite what its name suggests. Other tourist spots include the Royal Regalia Museum and the one time residence of Britain’s colonial era high commissioners the Twelve Roofs House. The best time to visit is during the months of March through October.
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Bandar Seri BegawanCAPITAL CITY
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