Brunei Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 44%, Brunei is an interesting mixture of the modern and the traditional that is bound to both surprise and enchant you in equal measure. Covering a tiny sliver of Borneo, the first thing that you'll notice upon arrival is all the wealth, which is a result of its very large oil reserves - a boast that is clearly commemorated by the Billionth Barrel Monument in Seria. But after you move past the obvious affluence you'll quickly realize that the place has much more going for it than just a lot of bling. There is the water village of Kampong Ayer, which is built literally on stilts and is intersected by a series of canals that have given the place the nickname of "the Venice of the East". It's a great day trip from the capital of Bandar Seri Begawan, where you can make that all important link with the locals. Then there's the Sungai Liang Forest Recreation Park, where you can walk through Borneo's legendary rainforest on an elevated walkway through the jungle canopy. If you don't like heights, this is guaranteed to get the heart pumping, but nothing like Jerudong Amusement Park, the largest park of its kind in South East Asia, where adrenaline is the order of the day. In short, Brunei is what you get when you cross extreme wealth, modernity, balanced with deep roots in culture. Definitely something unique and worth visiting.
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Take a water taxi ride through Kampong Ayer, often called the "Water Village". Located in Belait Bay in Brunei, this cluster of over forty villages that are constructed on stilts over the water, house over 30,000 people and has s....
|Coordinates:||4 30 N, 114 40 E|
|Government:||Unitary Islamic Sultanate|
|Capital:||Bandar Seri Begawan|
|Currency:||Brunei Dollar (BND)|
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- Location: Brunei