Off the beaten path: Brunei

Brunei, a small oil-rich sultanate is, by itself, a bit off the beaten path for those who is not a sultan or an oil baron. The country boasts all kinds of luxurious buildings and royal stuff, but, besides that, you can visit Kampong Ayer - the floating village, enjoy some Royal museums, picturesque parks, open air markets with some unusual arts and crafts, try the weird-tasting durian fruit and see some endemic orchids or carnivorous plants.

Istana Nurul Iman - the largest palace in the world

Istana Nurul Iman in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, is the $1.4 billion dollar home of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, which is in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest living residence of the…

Kampong Ayer

Kampong Ayer, Brunei, is the largest village on the water, which is 1300 years old and was dubbed the Venice of the East by Ferdinand Magellan in the 16th century. Among the posh areas of Brunei, this…
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