Brunei is located on the Island of Borneo world famous for having the oldest rainforest on earth. Brunei is not only the gateway to the pristine rainforest but is also rich in its own culture and customs. A wealthy nation that has grown its economy from the abundant oil and gas fields located in Kuala Belait, it provides travelers with luxurious surroundings that cannot be matched in many parts of the world.
Bandar Seri Begawan’s, Brunei’s capital is adorned with gold towers, sparkling fountains and vibrant mosaic tiles. It is a city steeped in quiet respect, grounded in Islamic tradition, but tolerant and respectful of others cultures and beliefs. Istana Nurul Iman, home of the nation’s revered monarch, His Majesty The Sultan, has gained legendary status as being the largest palace in the world and has become one of the countries most popular tourist attractions.
The rainforest is what many visitors of Brunei come to see and the Temburong region proves Brunei’s dedication to preserving one of the earth’s most diverse rainforest ecosystems. The Ulu Temburong National Park offers visitors a peek at a world unspoiled by man, from above or below the forest canopy. The simple culture of the Bornean longhouse community can also be seen —unforgettable Borneo experience.
Within half and hours drive on Bandar Seri Begawan is Tutong. Tutong offers tourists a glimpse of the diverse cultures and unique lifestyles of rural Brunei. From the coasts of white sandy beaches and rocky outcrops to the mystic lake, Tasek Merimbun surrounded in 15th century burial grounds, this part of Brunei is abundant with natural beauty and rich in ancient culture.