Last updated: 24 December 2017
A sultanate on the island of Borneo, Brunei is located in the South China Sea. It is a wealthy nation possessing the largest oil fields in South East Asia, yet unlike many other oil rich countries it has managed to hang onto its old world charm, and has preserved much of the natural beauty of the rain forests that cover the land.

Visitors to the Ulu Temburong National Park can view the forest from a canopy walk that hangs above the treetops, and then take a boat up the Brunei River to the Mangrove swamps to view proboscis monkeys and crocodiles in their natural habitat.


The capital Bandar Seri Begawan is unlike any other. Standing on one side of the river that runs through the city, a magnificent white marble and sandstone mosque with shimmering gold dome and gold-topped minarets. Just across the river water taxis, ply their trade in the world’s largest stilt house village, pretty as a postcard and complete with schools and shops.

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