Garuda Wisnu Kencana, Bali
Garuda Wisnu Kencana which means "bird Garuda Vehicle of God Wisnu", is one of the tourist attractions in South Bali, its existence is located on a limestone plateau and facing the southern coast of the island of Bali, because it is located at the height it provides access space and distance wide view, even above its height you can see the coast of Kuta along with Ngurah Rai airport.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park is a window of art and culture on Bali Island of the Gods which has a natural background and beautiful panoramic views. This place is a landmark of the island of the Gods, such as the existence of Monas in Jakarta. it has become one of the most hits and popular tourist destinations on the island of Bali.
While these various international events are often staged in the area of Garuda Wisnu Kencana, with an area of 250 hectares GWK will be able to summarize all Balinese cultural activities. Visitors will witness the monumental splendor and spiritual solemnity which are all refined, combined in a modern touch, various forms of facilities, appropriate services become an attraction for every visitor.
Amphitheater in GWK (Garuda Wisnu Kencana) with a capacity of 800 seats accompanied by a first-class acoustic layout, the landscape is set to be an unmatched place for cultural arts performances, and spectacular style of presentation. Being in this tourist spot you can enjoy traditional dance performances such as tai barong and Kecak dance including the Cultural parade.
GWK travel destination - Garuda Wisnu Kencana, a symbol for a culture based on the balance of nature to maintain harmony between the environment, fellow humans and also God. In the Tri Murthi concept where Lord Vishnu is tasked with preserving the universe and Garuda as Lord Vishnu's vehicle is a symbol of selfless service. so this tourist spot is also a symbol of saving the environment.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana was built in 1997. It was designed and built by Nyoman Nuarta, with a height of 126 meters and a width of 60 meters and became the largest masterpiece on the Island of the Gods, for a long wait of about 28 years, during which the work was halted, finally on 4 August 2018 The statue of GWK finally stood tall, and on September 22, 2019 this statue of GWK was inaugurated by the President of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo. The statue of GWK has become one of the 3rd largest statues in the world, surpassing the height of the Statue of Liberty in America, and completing popular tourist destinations in the southern Bali region.
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