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GWK Cultural Park in Bali
Written by Siddhi on April 23, 2020 Share on

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park Bali

Ever wondered if you could visit a park enduring one of Asia’s biggest statues with mythological stories backing it? Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park of Bali is a 240-hectare cultural park complex that flaunts the 150-meter high statue of Vishnu and the mythical Bird of Garuda. The load of the statue is believed to be approximately 4,000 tons. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu, and Garuda, his mount – the mythical bird who became his companion.

About Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park
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Built with the intent to establish it as a landmark or mascot of Bali, the construction of the huge statue of Lord Vishnu riding his mount Garuda is 120 meters tall. Being Indonesia’s tallest statue, Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park is inspired by Hindu mythology for Amerta (the elixir of life) and according to this myth, Garuda agreed to be ridden by Lord Wisnu reciprocally for the right to use the elixir to liberate his enslaved mother. Garuda Wisnu Kencana Wisnu Kencana Culture Park could even be a convenient stopover on your Bali package while touring the Bali’s southern region. 

 

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How to get to Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park located in Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan village, is about a 10 to 15 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport and about 15 to 20 minutes from Kuta.

Entrance Fees for Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

The Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park charges an entry fee of IDR 40,000 (195 INR approximately) for adults and IDR 80,000 (390 INR approximately) for foreign tourists. 

Best Time to Visit Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

The best time to visit Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park is late afternoon at about 4:00 pm when the sun is not very hot. You can also visit it at the time of sunset at 6:30 pm as there is a Kecak performance around that time.

The Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park housing Asia’s biggest statue will give you an out of the world mythological experience on your Bali tour. Finding this guide useful? Create numerous happy memories with our loved ones, plan your Bali vacation now with Pickyourtrail! Check out some of the best Bali packages from India that Pickyourtrail offers and book your dream vacation now!

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