Sultanate of Brunei is a wealthy and developed state of South East Asia and considered as one of the richest nations due to its extensive petroleum and natural gas fields. The capital of Brunei is Bandar Seri Begawan which is also the largest city of the Sultanate of Bruniei.
We’ll tell you about the most phenomenal feature of the capital Bandar Seri Begawan which is Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque. This royal mosque is named after Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the 28th Sultan of Brunei. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is located on the bank of the Brunei river at Kampong Ayer which is also called as “village in the water”.
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is deemed as the most exquisite architectural achievement by Brunei. The mosque occupies a very large area and it reaches a height of 52 meters and is topped with a gold dome supported by walls of Italian marble, which also forms the mosque’s columns, arches, and towers. Yes! The main dome of the mosque is covered with pure gold and thus it becomes the most distinguished feature. The Minaret is a very tall structure which provides a panoramic view of Bandar Seri Begawan. The stained glasses are fantastic which are handmade in England. The carpets are specially brought from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Similarly the marble is imported from Italy and the granite used in the building is brought from Shanghai.
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque of Brunei is the most attractive tourist destination of the country specially for those who have interest in the unique architectures.