Kampong Ayer, the water village on the Brunei River. Brunei
Kampong Ayer on the Brunei River is one of the many water villages in Southeast Asia that has always fascinated me. I’ve visited other floating villages like the one on Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia, the old Chinese Waterfront Settlement on Penang in Malaysia, the floating farms on Inle Lake in Myanmar (Burma), and the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.
However, Kampong Ayer is special. A very well kept, clean and organized water village, making it a delightful experience to walk around. Watching the local villagers set their fishing nets before high tide is another charming encounter that I highly recommend.
Cruising through the meandering wooden stilt footpaths of the water village of Kampong Ayer is also a relaxing experience. During my visit, I was lucky to witness the stunning sunsets almost every day.
Leaving the water village of Kampong Ayer, I took a boat ride along the Brunei River and saw Proboscis monkeys on mangrove trees. These monkeys can only be found on the island of Borneo.
The sky over the water village suddenly turned surreal with strong magenta and orange colours on my way back to the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan.
Further related travel photography blog posts on Brunei:
If you’ve enjoyed this article on the water village of Kampong Ayer and you’re still interested in more travel photography blog posts about Brunei, check out my post on the Beautiful Mosques of Brunei, where I showcase their stunning architecture and style. I also have images of the luxurious Empire Hotel and Country Club in Brunei that you might enjoy.
You may also check out my portfolio page about Brunei.
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