Priding itself in its unspoilt, pristine jungles, Brunei has been dubbed one of Asia’s best kept secret-- with the abundance of nature, ecotourism is one of the main attractions of Brunei Darussalam. As a haven for nature lovers and adventurers, the sultanate is being promoted as a family-friendly tourist destination.
Almost 40% of the country's forests are preserved as Ulu Temburong National Park in Temburong District, and is considered one of the world's most diverse ecosystems with a range of wilderness habitats, from lowland forest and jungle rainforest to mountain forests and waterfalls. Most of the park is untouched by man and the traditional culture of Borneo longhouse communities (where an extended family or several families live together in a single, long home) remains intact.
Home to the rare Proboscis monkey and thousands of unique species of plants and animals, there are no roads into the park and access is via traditional longboats along river corridors or jungle hiking tracks. A series of canopy walkways rising over 180 feet above the tree tops and long suspension bridges give new definition to the term "back to nature."
Brunei Darussalam is home to one of the most pristine rainforests in Borneo and home to around 622 species of birds, of which 49 species are endemic only to Borneo, making Brunei’s rainforest as one of the most species rich in habitat in the world. Other important areas of nature include the coastal and riverine that includes unique and beautiful fresh water swamps and mangrove forests that can be found along the Brunei River in Kampong Ayer.
A recognized ASEAN Heritage Site, an S shaped black water lake whose level ebbs and rises depending on rainfall. Fringed by sedge fields and towering lowland rainforest vegetation, this isolated and preternaturally peaceful ecological site offers interesting wildlife and bird watching opportunities. A mini museum, well demarcated hiking trails and the cultural activities of the local indigenous community complement the offerings at this site of great beauty and serenity.
Tasek Lama Recreational Park, one of the oldest parks in the country situated at the heart of the capital city. Located just two kilometers from Bandar Seri Begawan, this well preserved and untouched park features a natural waterfall, jogging trails whilst enjoying the peaceful surroundings of nature.
The jewel in Brunei’s impressive crown of natural attractions, this 500 km² (193 sqm) National Park is covered by pristine tropical rainforest teeming with amazing ecological diversity, allowing visitors to easily and safely experience the real primeval Borneo jungle, complete with a thrilling set of interconnected canopy walkways towering above the treetops and offering 360° views of a natural environment undisturbed by civilization for as far as the eyes can see!