One of the most popular tourist object which must be visited in Bali is Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK). GWK is located in Bukit Jimbaran, in the south of Denpasar. Actually, this region is famous as calcareous plateau. although like that, most of popular Bali’s tourist objects are here.
If you starts your trip from Denpasar, so you only need to drive your car for about 45 minutes to get GWK. Here some informations about GWK for you
Do you Know GWK?
Garuda Wisnu Kencana is a complex cultural park by wide of ± 60 ha. The main object of this park is the statue of Garuda and Wisnu. This statue is considered as the biggest statue in the world. although it does not 100% done yet, but this cultural park has present a complete and integrated tourist object which represent the whole of Bali.
The primadonna of GWK itself is Dewa Wisnu sclupture which formed as half man. it has for about 20 m in high. And you can see this statue in Plaza Wisnu. Besides that, you can also see Garuda statue in Plaza Garuda. This statue has about 18 m in long. Both of those statue is made by copper, bronze, and steel mixture.
In this case, Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is the realization of Dewa wisnu who is riding the bird of Garuda. This sclupture was made by I Nyoman Nuarta. He is an Indonesian sclupture artist. Although it has not been ready yet, but this statue is claimed for being the biggest statue in the world. however, it is estimated being done in the year of 2018.
Myth of Garuda Wisnu Kencana
Besides admiring the beauty of the statue, you can visit swimming fountains and holy springs around Dewa Wisnu sclupture. Peoples wonder that it can expediting the prosperity and mate. Besides that, it also believed can reveal some diseases.
Tourist objects in GWK
There are three places of tourist objects you can visit in Garuda Wisnu Kencana, those are:
1. Wisnu plaza
Wisnu plaza is the highest land in GWK. In a certain day, there is a such traditional agenda, with Dewa Wisnu sculpture as its main background. Because its location is high, so you can see around the place from here. You can also see swimming fountains and holy spring from Wisnu Plaza.
2. Street theather
Street theather is place when you start and end your visit to GWK. In this area, you can buy some souvenirs and merchandise of Bali. besides that, you can also find Bali Spa and aromatherapy product in some certain shops.
3. Lotus Pond
Lotus Pond is a large outdoor area of Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park. This area is very suitable to use to organise a great agenda there, both of national and international agenda.
4. Indraloka Garden
Indraloka garden is one of the most favourite place in GWK. It is usually used to organize a medium agenda like wedding party.
Then, for you who wants to visit Bali, don’t forget to visit Garuda Wisnu Kencana as your trip destination.