Visit To Garuda Wisnu Kencana-bigger statue in Bali
GARUDA WISNU KENCANA – visit Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park is a +/- 60ha area of cultural park located in Ungasan, Badung Regency. GWK Cultural Park offers a lavish Indonesian cultural heritage for years to come with the upcoming monumental Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue as the Indonesian Icon of civilization, the number one cultural icon in Bali.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is the symbol of God Vishnu riding the great Garuda as his trusted companion. The statue is designed to be one of the world’s largest and highest monumental statue in the world. Total height of the statue is 120m, consists of 24 segments and formed with 754 modules made of copper and brass coated patina acid.
HYSTOY OF GARUDA WISNU KENCANA (GWK)
Designed to be the Indonesia’s tallest statue, Garuda Wisnu Kencana was inspired by Hindu mythology about the search for Amerta (the elixir of life). According to this myth, Garuda agreed to be ridden by Lord Wisnu in return for the right to use the elixir to liberate his enslaved mother.
The idea for the monument was not without controversy, and religious authorities on the island complained that its massive size might disrupt the spiritual balance of the island, and that its commercial nature was inappropriate, but some groups agree with the project, because it will be a new tourist attraction on barren land.
The 75-m tall, 65-m wide statue was designed by Nyoman Nuarta. It sits atop a pedestal to bring the total height of the monument to 121 m (397 ft), which is nearly 30 m (98 ft) taller than the Statue of Liberty in the United States. The completed monument is about as tall as a 21-storey building. It weighs 4000 tonnes, making it the heaviest statue in the country. The statue is made of copper and brass sheeting, with a stainless steel frame and skeleton, as well as a steel and concrete core column. The outer covering measures 22000 m2 in area. The crown of Wisnu is covered with golden mosaics and the statue has a dedicated lighting arrangement. The monument was completed on 31 July 2018 and inaugurated by Indonesian President Joko Widodo on 22 September, 2018.
The site has hosted some large-scale and international events. Every day, it attracts “up to 3,000 visitors”.
- On 20 February 2011, British heavy metal band Iron Maiden played the first rock concert at the venue in the Final Frontier Tour with ticket sold out to over 7,000 fans.
- On 17 August 2011, American rock band Paramore played the second date of their Pacific Rim Tour at the venue. This was also their last tour in 2011.
- On 25 July 2012, the Opening Banquet of the 60th World Convention of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International.
- On 7, 8 and 9 December 2018, Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP), the largest annual music festival of Electronic Dance Music in Asia, will be held here. To celebrate its one-decade anniversary, DWP ventured away for the first time from their usual city, Jakarta, and took the event to Bali.
Not only showcasing fascinating tourism destination, everyday GWK also present you many Indonesian traditional music and dances, especially Balinese. At the Amphitheater of Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, Bali, we give our visitors a free daily performance of Balinese famous dance, Kecak. Our specials are collaboration between Kecak and other traditional dances resulting in unique & fresh dance performances everyday.
DAY Monday – Sunday
LOCATION Garuda Cinema
11.00 – 11.35 WITA
12.00 – 12.35 WITA
13.00 – 13.35 WITA
14.00 – 14.35 WITA
15.00 – 15.35 WITA
16.00 – 16.35 WITA
17.00 – 17.35 WITA
18.00 – 18.35 WITA
The beauty of the Balinese dance lies in the complexity of the gestures of fingers, hands, head, feet and eyes. The Balinese dances are extremely dynamic, angular and intensely expressive, all the movements are very elegant. Most of the dances are accompanied by a rich storyline.
|Amphiteater||10:00 – 10:40 WITA|
15:00 – 15:40 WITA
instrument is usually played at ceremonial events, restaurants and hotel lobbies. It’s a traditional Balinese instrument with a very simple, yet distinctive sound. The instrument is usually played by three musicians and it requires a good concentration to play the different tempos and compositions.
|Kura-Kura Plaza||10:00 – 12:00 WITA|
14:00 – 16:00 WITA
|Jendela Bali Restaurant||12:00 – 14:00 WITA|
|Ticket Entrance||12:00 – 16:00 WITA|
Barong Keris Dance
This iconic dance-drama tells the story of Walederi kingdom, ruled by a king named Dasapati, who has two sons name Sunda and Upasunda. Their power and ambition to rule the world finally heard by God Indra. He felt so anxious, therefore God Indra sent the foremost beauty angel, Nilotama to tempt the Sunda and Upasunda’s meditation.
|Amphiteater||11:00 – 11:40 WITA|
14:00 – 14:40 WITA
Garuda Wisnu Ballet
Is a traditional Balinese ballet (Sendratari) that performed the story of the Garuda Wisnu on the stage. Garuda bird is a bird from mythology and also mentioned in the first book of great epic Mahabrata. Garuda is God Vishnu’s trusted companion.
|Amphitheater||12:00 – 12:40 WITA|
Joged Bumbung Dance which is obviously connected with the season life in the fields or dedicated to Dewi Sri, Godness of Fertility, as a thanks giving ceremony
|Commercial Strip||12:00 – 15:00 WITA|
|Garuda Plaza||15:30 – 17:30 WITA|
|Street Theater||17:30 – 18:20 WITA|
* Depends on the weather condition
The Nusantara dances cover different kind of traditional performances from all over Indonesia, the dances are very diverse and cover typical styles of the different islands. The show will be different every day.
|Amphitheater||13:0 – 13:40 WITA|
Balinese Parade Kang Cing Wie
Kang Cing Wie is an ancient Balinese folklore based on a true story. The story portrays acculturation of Chinese with Balinese Society. Several character from this story appeared in the parade.
|16:00 – 17:20 WITA|
* Depends on the weather condition
Kecak Garuda Wisnu
One of Bali’s most impressive and traditional dances is called the Tari Kecak Dance, or ‘Fire dance’. The music of this dance is supported only by the chanting of the male dancers, who intone a “Keh-Chak” choir during the entire performance. The artful Kecak dance is accompanied by a storyline of the Ramayana Hindu narrative.
|Amphitheater||18:30 – 19:20 WITA|
* Every Saturday & Sunday performed at Lotus Pond
The dance of Legong is also one of Bali’s iconic dances, the dance is characterized by complicated footwork, intricate finger movements and expressive gestures and facial expressions. This dance enacts several different kinds of stories.
|Jendela Bali||19:30 – 20:30 WITA|
Free Lessons Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha and Line Dance! Enjoy magical panorama Bali in the night while dining and dancing! Don’t miss it!!
|Jendela Bali||19:00 – 21:00 WITA|
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