Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan

3.7
#3 of 11 in Historic Sites in Brunei Darussalam
Visit Istana Nurul Iman to see the Guinness Book of Records winner of the largest house of a country's live monarch. Join an organized tour to see the residence of the Sultan of Brunei, which also serves as the house of parliament. Reflect on the enormous riverside mansion decorated with golden domes, and enjoy the design and decor that represents a mixture of Malay and European styles--from Italian marble and English glass to Chinese granite and silk. Plan your Istana Nurul Iman visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bandar Seri Begawan using our Bandar Seri Begawan trip tool .
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  • I Dun agree with TheOexpress's review. It's open for 3 days during the Hari Raya festive. It's open to public. To enjoy buffet style food n drinks. That is fantastic enough, who are you to go around n...  more »
  • I didn't know much about the location from the city of Bandar Seri Begawan. When I chartered a water taxi on the Brunei River and toured around, they stopped by me. It was not eway to see the whole picture from the water, but I could see the dome shining in gold.
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  • Very big palace but tourists were allowed only at the outer gate (main entrance). There is another layer of gate guarded by armed military personnel. The outer gate's royal guard was very friendly and sometime you'll be allowed to take a group photo with him.
  • Looks nice from the outside but that is all you can do. The guard was very nice.
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