After 28 Years, Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) is Completed!
Submitted by thinkwebthinkweb on 2 August 2018
It’s completed. Garuda Wisnu Kencana or GWK is finally up, limbs and all. If you’re wondering what the hell this is, it’s the latest work from Indonesian sculptor Nyoman Nuarta. The statue is said to be a gift for the nation after 28 years in the making. Standing 121 meters on Jimbaran land, it’s a 4000 ton structure made of copper and steel. It’s located within the GWK park, with many open spaces, other sculptures and daily shows for the whole family.
Entering the park, you are required to wear a kamen to respect the holy place, which is the water source located just as you enter the park. Water sources are very sacred for the Balinese and respect is required around the spring.
Entrance fee to GWK:
Weekdays IDR80,000 / per person, IDR70,000 / child under 12 years old.
Weekend IDR90,000 / per person, IDR80,000 / child under 12 years old.
Your are also required to wear a kamen, a cloth you tie on your waist. Shorts and skirt above the knee is nor preferable.