We already know Brunei, because this country is one of the largest oil and gas producers in the world. However Brunei is not only producing the oil and gas, but also do have a lot of nice travelling places which most of the people do not know.
Most of the people may think about the oil and gas then imagine Brunei is a hot country and everywhere full with the rigs and platforms. I also ever thought like that, but now those pictures had gone since I came here at Brunei. If I have not got a chance to come here, I may still thing only oil and gas country with no travelling places. Now everything change, my thought change and different from previous.
If saying about Palace that everyone will imagine the huge palace and beautiful and embellishment place. The construction and design of the architectural that is not easy to see from normal places, and have the unique style up to the culture. In of the luxury and embellishment palace that I am talking is the Istana NurulIman Palace of Brunei. The Istana NurulIman Palace is the biggest palace in the world. Most of the people want to come here because the beautiful and the embellishment of the Istana NurulIman. I also one of the tourist that really want to come here.
The Istana NurulIman was constructed in year 1987 with the construction cost of 1.4 million US dollars. Inside the palace was very nice decorated with the high grade materials. Within the palace there are 1,788 rooms, 257 bathrooms and 5 pools. There is also the large dining room for up to 5,000 persons. There are lots of facilities there.
The Istana NurulIman Palace is the house of Sultanate and the royal family and also is the place for government house. The Istana NurulIman Palace is constructed in the large area of 300 acre which is able to park more than 350 cars.
I really needed to go inside but I could not. Same as the others who went there, they also needed to visit and see inside. However even I looked from the outside the Istana NurulIman Palace, I still can see how big and beautiful of this Istana NurulIman Palace. I saw a very nice garden through the fence and the entrance. I will not miss to come and see inside again next time.
If you are able to come to the Hari Raya day which it is only twice a year. This day is the important day of Brunei people, and then you will have a chance to go inside the Istana NurulIman Palace and see the beautiful palace. If you come on the weekday same as me you will just only look the Istana NurulIman Palace the biggest palace from outside only. The Istana NurulIman Palace is 4 times bigger than Versailles and Bugging Ham.