|Places of Interest||Garuda Wisnu Kencana|
Garuda Wisnu Kencana or GWK Culture Park is a new tourist destination with big statue of Lord Vishnu and international event facilities beautifully designed located on the white stone hill of Jimbaran. Garuda Wisnu Kencana is a prestigious project built in Bali with a statue 150 meters tall and width 64 meters. This tourism area shall become a center of International events that has been serving the international events, daily Balinese performances, exhibition, restaurants and others. GWK Culture Park is located on Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Jimbaran Village, Badung Regency and Bali Province. It is just 25 minutes away from Denpasar airport or Nusa Dua.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue is huge statue with 150 meters tall picturing the Vishnu Lord as a source of wisdom, riding on back of mystical bird of Garuda inspirited from the Hinduism that is manifestation toward Amerta, eternal goodness. This statue is made by the famous modern Indonesia’s sculptor, Mr. Made Nuarta. It was made more than 4000 tons of copper and brass which is surrounded by 240 hectares of park culture and become one of the Bali’s icons in future. The shape of this statue was not complete yet where the head of Lord Vishnu statue and Head of Garuda Bird statue are set in separate place.
GWK Culture Park has provided the public facilities with international class and now has been opened for public. The visitor can enjoy the panoramic view of Denpasar Airport, harbor and Denpasar City which are mostly beautiful seen at night time. The restaurants, exhibition venue, stage for entertainments and big event venues are available. This place is one of tourist destinations in the island of god that many visited by tourist every day.