Garuda Wisnu Kencana ( GWK ) is a famous tourist attraction in Bali. Known as GWK Bali, is one of the tourist attractions in southern Bali. This place is always crowded with domestic tourists and foreign tourists. Become one of the attractions in Bali that must be visited.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) is a cultural park that has an area of 60 hectares. Located on Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan Village, South Kuta, Badung Regency.
It’s the symbol of God Vishnu riding the great Garuda as his trusted companion. The statue is designed to be one of the world’s largest and highest monumental statue in the world. Total height of the statue is 120m, consists of 24 segments. And formed with 754 modules made of copper and brass coated patina acid.
Built and carved by a famous engraver named, I Nyoman Nuarta. The Garuda Wisnu statue has a height of 124 meters and a width of 60 meters. Which offers one of the greatest sculptures and the most amazing works. Of course with artwork that reflects the value of Balinese local culture.
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How to reach Garuda Wisnu Kencana (Culture Park)
If you come from Ngurah Rai Airport, go to the location of tourist attractions in Bali GWK, only takes 25 minutes. Of course, in a state of smooth traffic.
To get to the location of the GWK Bali tourist attraction, there are many ways. Maybe by taking a taxi, a rental motorbike, or driving your own vehicle. All of you are decisive, because the best for you.
But if you don’t want to be bothered to find a parking space because in GWK the parking lot tends to be full. Especially during high season. Do not like driving in traffic and planning to travel to other tourist attractions in southern Bali. Such as Dreamland beach, Padang Padang Beach, Pandawa beach and Uluwatu. So I suggest you choose a car rental service with a driver.
In addition to the Garuda Wisnu statue, at this Bali GWK cultural park, visitors can enjoy the view from the sunset. Not only beautiful scenery that you can see in the tourist area of GWK. This tourist spot also offers a variety of entertainment programs from the morning, to the evening.
Performance Schedule at GWK
|TIME||SHOW / ACTIVITY||LOCATION|
|10.00 – 10.40||Barong & Keris Dance||at Amphitheatre|
|11.10 – 11.50||The Bali Dance||Amphitheatre|
|11:00 – 15:00||Traditional Instrument|
( Rindik )
|12:10 – 12:50||Bali Dance||at Amphitheatre|
|13:10 – 13:50||Ballet Dance||Amphitheatre|
|14:00 – 14:40||Rangda & Barong Dance||in Amphitheatre|
|15:00 – 15:40||Traditional Bali Dance||Amphitheatre|
|16:10 – 17:20||Parade of Bali Culture||Street Theatre, Plaza Wisnu, Lotus Pond|
|17:30 – 18:30||Joged Bumbung Dance||Street Theatre|
|18:00 – 18:20||Parade Kecak Dancer||Street Theatre, Plaza Wisnu, Lotus Pond|
|18:30 – 19:15||Kecak Dance||in Amphitheatre|
|19:00 – 21:00||Acoustic Music||Jendela Bali|
Establishment of Garuda Wisnu Kencana (Culture Park)
The construction of this statue was initiated by the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Foundation in 1992. The construction of the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Bali with the aim of making GWK Bali Landmark tourist attractions from famous cultural attractions to foreign countries. One of the founders of the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Foundation is I Nyoman Nuarta. Who is also a drafter and architect of the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue.
To get a suitable location for a large project such as the construction of Garuda Wisnu Kencana, it is not an easy task. Garuda Wisnu Kencana Foundation after completing the concept of the project, it took two years to get the location for the perfect statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana. Before the development of GKW Bali, the location in Ungasan hill was used as a limestone quarry.
The Garuda Wisnu Kencana Foundation appointed I Nyoman Nuarta as the main sculptor in the GWK Bali project, because I Nyoman Nuarta was one of Indonesia’s best modern sculptors. In 2013, ownership management of GWK Bali was taken over by PT Alam Sutera Realty Indonesia, one of the property development companies in Indonesia.
With time, tourist attractions in Bali GWK developed into a cultural exhibition venue, entertainment events and attractions. As well as being an information and communication forum for local culture, national culture, regional culture and even international culture.
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Tour Package to Garuda Wisnu Kencana (Culture Park)
To facilitate your holiday in Bali, we provide tour packages that in the tour schedule there are schedules for visiting GWK Bali tourist attractions. With you buying a holiday package in Bali, of course there are many conveniences that you will get. Like, there is no need to think about the cost of the entrance ticket, the cost of lunch and dinner is already covered and the means of transportation (car, driver and fuel are included).
Some cheap holiday packages to Bali which in the tour package schedule there are tours to GWK Bali, such as, 5-day tour packages in Bali and one of the favorite vacation packages for Indonesian tourists and foreign tourists is the Uluwatu tour package.