Bali Giant Statue at Garuda Wisnu Kencana & Cultural Park :

No doubt that Bali is the main destination from tourist when they want to go on a vacation in Indonesia. Not only foreign tourist, but Bali Island also attracts so many domestic tourists every year. One of the places that are very well known is the Garuda Wisnu Kencana.

The Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) is located on top of 240 hectares’ area at Southern Bali Island in Indonesia. You can reach this place in only 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. This place was build in order to pay respect to Hindu God, Wisnu and also Garuda which is Wisnu loyal companion. Garuda itself was described as a large mythical bird. If you are staying at some hotel in Denpasar, you only need around 40 minutes to reach Garuda Wisnu Kencana by car or public transportation.

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The Garuda Wisnu Kencana can be called as a complex since there are so many interesting places that you can visit in this amazing place such as Lotus pond, Festival park, Amphitheater, etc. You don’t have to worry of feeling thirsty or hungry since there are a lot of restaurants and small stores around this place. As tourist attraction, this place provides many public facilities to ensure the comfort of the tourists.

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You can also watch the Balinese traditional music and Barong dance in here since the local artist performed the shows every day. Inside the theater, you can see the story of Wisnu and Garuda from a carving that tell about the deed of the Garuda, its births, and also the beginning of the Mahabharata story which is one of the most well known Epic story in Hindu religion. Overall, this is a great place to visit and you can also take a lot of selfie picture above the gigantic Garuda picture or use abandoned shopping complex as your background. If you want to visit this place, you can always find the information about Garuda Wisnu Kencana and other great places in Bali at Bali Travelo See you in Bali.

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