Garuda Wisnu Kencana


Minggu, 05 September 2010

Designed and built by Nyoman Nuarta, one of Indonesia's foremost modern sculptor, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue or GWK and its pedestal building will be standing 150 meters tall with its wings span 64 meters across. Made from more than 4000 tons of copper and brass, the statue is picturing Lord Wisnu, as the source of wisdom, riding on the back of the mythical bird Garuda as the manifestation of conscience toward Amerta, the perennial goodness. The statue and its pedestal will be surrounded by more than 240 hectares cultural park which was once an abandoned and unproductive limestone quarry. At present time, the statue of Wisnu, the statue of Garuda, and the hands of Wisnu have been placed temporarily in three different plazas within the park. Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park), shortened its pedestal, is a recreation park in the southern island of Bali.

This cultural park in the area, planned to be established a landmark or mascot of Bali, which is a huge statue of Lord Vishnu who was riding his mount, Garuda, as tall as 12 meters. Area Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park located at an altitude of 146 meters above the ground surface or 263 feet above sea level. Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is located in Bukit Unggasan - Jimbaran, Bali. The statue is in the form of Lord Vishnu is the Hindu god Preserver (Sthiti), riding a Garuda bird. Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is a symbol of environmental rescue mission and the world.

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