While visitors are not allowed in, the Royal Ceremonial Hall is worth a stop, simply to soak in its historic and cultural importance. Commonly known as the Lapau, this grand building hosts royal ceremonial events including the coronation and crowning of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzadin Waddaulah in 1968. It is also a short walk to the Brunei History Centre and Royal Regalia Museum – the perfect places for you to embark on a cultural tour around Bandar Seri Begawan.