Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural ParkCurrently Closed
- Address: Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia
- Timings: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Phone: +62-361700808
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Monument, Leisure, Family And Kids
Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park - Review
This sixty hectare cultural park is dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu and his mount, the Garuda. As of time of writing, construction on the gigantic statue monument of Vishnu is ongoing, with the upper body and hands completed, and also the Garuda’s head. It is being sculpted by Nyoman Nuarta, a Balinese artist. See the fountain next to it, which is called the Parahyangan Somaka Giri; it is said to have healing powers.
Today the park is one of the most popular venues in the city for public events - exhibitions, fairs, festivals, conferences, concerts and performances. To this end it has an amphitheatre, an art gallery, a souvenir shop, 260 meters above the sea level, the park has an unparalleled view of the city and the ocean. The view is especially nice from the Indralok Garden. The Kecak dance is performed in the GWK amphitheatre every evening at 6:30pm. A parade goes around the park every day at 5pm.
The park is a great place for a stroll. The limestone walls and their carvings give is a sense a gravitas and history. There are also two restaurants inside the complex.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park Information
- Find out about upcoming events from the park website, and get tickets there too.
How To reach Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park by Public Transport
- Drive to here.
- Take a bus, ojek or bemo to here.
Restaurants Near Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park
- Jendela Bali
- The new Beranda restaurant
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28.44% of people who visit Bali include Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park in their plan
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Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, Bali Reviews
Was looking for more of a museum. This place is very big, and the entry fee is steep (125k) but when I went the only things to see were 3 statues, a vast courtyard and a traditional dance (for which there was no explanation). Plus 10 restaurants, gift shops, etc. It looks like there are days when there is a lot more going on so I would look for those (festival days). I wouldn't make a separate trip to see this unless you want to spend the whole day watching dances and eating. The statue under construction is enormous and visible from Tanah Lot and beyond. Designed by a local Balinese man and all the construction seems to be taking place locally (including fabricating the copper panels) which I thought was cool.
I am extremely proud of this site. Seeing the majestic art, in the middle of the mountain. So extraordinary and beautiful. So many beautiful spot for selfie or practice your photography skills. The food are great as well. The dance perform every day and every hour. My kids love it, as well as my husband and I. It also quite cheap for an extraordinary experience
Built for tourists. Large sculptures with a few basic gardens. Great large rock walls. Tourists shops and that's it. Sorry not worth the entrance fee. I found the driveway leading there with a cool path much nicer with bronze animals and free!
This place only exists to take money from visitors. 100k is way too much for what you get out of it, even if they do give you a warm glass of iced tea for no additional cost. You can wander around, enjoy a great view of Bali from the south end, see two or three interesting statues, and watch a performance with terrible audio blasting away. "Hey Garuda, I get it: You yell a lot. Now can you please turn down the speakers by fifty percent?" Once inside, there was a short line of people waiting to have their picture taken in front of a green screen. A staff member directed us to this line. I asked if we had to and was told yes. Not exactly a shock, they tried to sell us that picture when we left. Any place that forces you to exit through their (highly overpriced) gift shop is far more about making money than representing a given history, religion, or culture.
Super awesome place that you should visit when you are in Bali. This is the iconic place of Bali. If you wanna learn about Balinese culture, dance and history you should visit this place, you will love it. They always have that Balinese show everyday. Kecak is the famous one, it starts at 7 PM. And they got a cool photo spot!