Another magnificent building within Bandar Seri Begawan
itself is the Royal Ceremonial Hall, better known as the
Lapau, where the present Sultan was crowned on the 1st of
An exquisite golden dome highlights the Lapau's interior,
and is beautifully detailed within the Sultan's golden throne.
Royal traditional ceremonies are normally held here. Adjoining
the Lapau is the Dewan Majlis or Parliament House.