Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei capital
Hearing the name of the country of Brunei, fewIt is where this state. Few know that the country has a common border with Malaysia. The capital of Brunei - Bandar Seri Begawan. 50 thousand residents - all that the city boasts. This is not surprising, it is no more than 400 000 people living in the entire state.
History Bandar Seri Begawan
The first inhabitants appeared here back inseventh century. Before 1970, the city had the same name with the state. Over the years, the city of three moved to new locations until he was where is now. Despite the long existence, status of the city received only town in 1920.
Fifty years later the name waschanged. The capital named in honor of the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin. "The City His Excellency", that means that the translation of the title. The area of the city has changed many times. The last expansion took place in 2007. Then the size of the city increased from 13 to 100 square kilometers.
Royal mausoleums; Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque; National Museum of Brunei - is only a small part of the attractions that one can see in the capital of Brunei.
As a part of the city is a small village,which is completely built on stilts. Kampong Ayer is located along the river and stretches for eight kilometers. Here lived artisans whose skills are the envy of many craftsmen in the world.
Also, tourists love to visit the park Persian-Damuan. In addition to the beautiful vegetation, here you can watch the monkeys-Nosach and other animals.
Climate and geography
Kalimantan - a large island, whichThere are several states. Here is the capital of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan. Due to the geographical location of the Malaysian Archipelago, in the city of tropical climate. Here unusually humid and hot. For a year it receives higher rainfall, and the average daily temperature is approximately 28 degrees with a plus sign.
Residents of the former Soviet Union is only beginning to discover Brunei and its capital. This country is very interesting, unusual and mysterious, which makes it attractive for travelers.