Opulent Bandar Seri Begawan

What an Amazing World!

Brunei Darussalam (Brunei, Abode of Peace) is one of the smallest countries in Southeast Asia (in fact by population it is the smallest country in the region with population of only 400,000 people). The nation’s capital and largest city, Bandar Seri Begawan, is the place where Nurul Iman palace (the world’s largest residential palace) is located.

Bandar Seri Begawan might not have super tall skyscrapers, but it has some of the most opulent mosques ever. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin mosque, which is located in the city center and facing the Brunei river, dominates the skyline and undoubtedly becomes the landmark for the capital, and even the whole country. Its gleaming golden domes shine brightly even on cloudy days. Adjacent to the mosque, an artificial lagoon (with a boat-look-alike platform used for royal ceremonies right in the middle of it) reflects the mosque and its splendor. From the mosque, take a…

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