The Sultanate of Brunei is a tiny country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Thanks to its petroleum resources, this Asian destination is a very wealthy country. It is surrounded by Malaysian Borneo, but is strategically located on the South China Sea, which links the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Most travelers skip Brunei due to its fearsome reputation, but those that visit find a fascinating and environmentally diverse country.
Take a trip to Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkiah mosque, with its 29 domes covered in real gold. Visit the capital’s massive Istana Nurul Iman palace, the residence of Brunei’s reigning sultan. Or take a day trip to the rainforest.
Brunei International Airport (BWN) is located in the nation’s capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. This airport welcomes international flights from around the world. It’s also possible to reach Brunei overland from Malaysian Borneo.