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Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

Jalan Mc Arthur, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8711, Brunei Darussalam
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This magnificent mosque sits at the very heart of the capital city and the country's Islamic faith. Built in 1958 and named after the 28th Sultan Of Brunei, it is one of the most impressive mosques in South-East Asia. Set amid its own lagoon, the mosque seems to be floating, surrounded by lush greenery and floral gardens, while its glittering dome, covered in real gold, soars above the skyline. Featuring luminous stained glass windows, floors of gleaming Italian marble, walls of Shanghai granite, chandeliers from Britain and Carpets from Saudi Arabia, the mosque brings together the world's best materials in a tour de force of architectural beauty and spiritual ambience. A marble bridge across the lagoon brings you to a replica of a 16th century Royal Barge, which used to host religious ceremonies, like Quran reading competitions. At night, the mosque is illuminated, making it a vision to be seen. Opening Hours : Sun-Wed, 8am until 5:30pm, EXCEPT at Prayer times Closed : Thurs-Fri Shoes are to be removed before entering. Dress appropriately For Men : No shorts, No Sleeveless ( wear long pants) For Women : No singlets, No shorts, must cover leg ( wear Long pants)
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Jalan Mc Arthur, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8711, Brunei Darussalam
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the most beautiful buildings I've ever seen. Definetly the prettiest mosque. It is a must see if you are in Bandar seri Begawan as it is definetly the most iconic building. I went in on a friday while there was prayer....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful mosque is a must see for anyone visiting Brunei. The color scheme, architecture and sheer grandness of it makes one feel in awe of it.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very beautiful mosque built over water. The architecture is very Moorish in design. The art work around the outside is very interesting to see.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous photograph opportunities! Was not open to general public as it was Hari Raya so I didn't see the inside.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque was a symbol of Islam in oil-rich Brunei style architecture. It situated above the Brunei River, and the so-called village in the water, Kampong Ayer, built on an artificial lagoon on the banks of the river. The mosque located in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the loveliest mosques I have visited. Definitely worth a visit. I would suggest seeing during BorneoGuide.com tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we couldn't enter because we were there during Ramadan. The sight of this building at night was the big highlight of our short stop in Brunei. Well worth it just for the pics of this place!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the beautiful mosque in brunei . Located in the town area with a view of a water village . View is awesome .

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from our hotel to this attraction in the evening. We felt very safe walking in the area at this time of night. The lights were on around the Mosque which provided a very scenic display of the Mosque and surrounding area. The buildings...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

A popular spot to view the grand architectural mosque in Brunei; beside the Masjid Jame' Asr. A sight to behold especially at night when the lights shine brightly reflecting on the water. Some construction on-going (Kedayan Eco-Corridor) to create a waterfront which will offers even...More

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2 August 2016
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Response from Ira A | Reviewed this property
Opening timers from Saturday to Wednesday's are: 8.30am to 12 noon, 1.30pm to 3.00pm and 4.30pm to 5.30pm Good call choosing Saturday. The mosques aren't open for visits on Thursdays and Fridays.