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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 via mobile

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

Thank 616shah
Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank navel007
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank mad5598
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...because it's in the middle of the city ! There is not that much to do in Brunei , so there is probably nothing wrong about taking the time to have a closer look at this muslim church !

Thank kingofpeppange
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If like me, you feel a little overwhelmed with Mosques during prayer time, take an hour or so to gaze around this gorgeous monument. Centrally located, easy to get to and free access. A must-see in Brunei.

Thank Luis S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think this mosque is one of the most beautiful mosque I've ever seen. Visit at night for a photo, absolutely no regret. Couldn't look inside on friday, seems there was a prayer. A must place if you visit Brunei.

Thank Yuri O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The iconic mosque of Brunei. I would particularly recommend walking around it because it has different and interesting features from every side, particularly the furthest side from the city where there is a pond. From the inside it is nice - nothing exceptional, and non-Muslims...More

Thank Bagherailcane
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This palace, which is of course splendid and very attractive, stands out like a very shiny dot in what is otherwise an unremarkable town. It is clear that wealth is not all that equally shared here, despite the fact that the resident is considered to...More

Thank VisitDPRK
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This was the highlight of my trip to BSB. Not only is this place very photogenic the calm waters allow you to get ideal shots with the boat reflecting on the surface. The domes are made out of gold and the shine off the hot...More

Thank Mohammed B
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

you haven't been to brunei if you haven't been here. less grand than the other mosques but the view is super worth seeing. so worth it, that we went there twice. during the day, when the sky is so clear. and at night when the...More

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My guide books and on line have differing information on opening times. Is someone able to confirm if this mosque is open to visit on the inside on a Saturday please? Thanks.
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.