Indonesia

Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Bali

Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) is an amazing monumental work in Bali. Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park is a tourist park as well as a window of art and culture located in the southern part of the island of Bali. Located in Bukit Unggasan -Jimbaran, Tanjung Nusa Dua, Badung Regency.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana
Garuda Wisnu Kencana – Photo Via Kompas Properti

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GWK is built on a limestone plateau and from there you can enjoy a panoramic view of the tourist area on the southern coast of Bali with a beautiful natural landscape.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana is at an altitude of 126 meters above ground level or 263 meters above sea level. In the area of this cultural park, a Balinese landmark was established, namely the statue of Lord Vishnu who was riding a 12-meter-tall Garuda bird. This giant statue is the work of famous Balinese sculptor, I Nyoman Nuarta. This monument is an icon for tourism in Bali and Indonesia. The Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue is a modern manifestation of an ancient culture and tradition.

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Lord Wisnu is symbolized as a source of wisdom and caretaker by riding the Garuda bird which is a symbol of strength and prosperity. Garuda Wisnu Kencana is a cultural symbol based on natural balance. Lord Vishnu has the duty to preserve the universe and Garuda is a symbol of selfless service.

The Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is a symbol of the mission of saving the environment and saving the world. This cultural park is also intended to educate the public, especially the younger generation, to help preserve the nation’s cultural heritage.

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