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Istana Nurul Iman

Istana Nurul Iman is the official residence of the sultan of Brunei, and is reportedly the largest residential palace in the world, over four times the size of the Versailles Palace, with some truly staggering numbers: 1,788 rooms, 257 bathrooms, a banquet hall for 5,000 guests, a mosque for1,500 people, a 110-car garage, a stable for 200 ponies, 5 swimming pools, 564 chandeliers, 51,000 light bulbs, 44 stairwells, and 18 elevators. It is best viewed from a water taxi, as it cannot be entered except during a special yearly festival.
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