Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Featuring Garuda Wisnu Kencana

Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) is a private cultural park on the Bukit Peninsula at the southern end of the island of Bali in Indonesia. Bukit is a limestone plateau with Uluwatu to the west and Nusa Dua to the eastern. Its pedestal building will be standing 150meters 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. The cultural park will provide attractions for both local and foreign visitors with supporting facilities such as Lotus Pond, Festival Park, Amphitheater, Street Theater, Exhibition Hall, as well as Jendela Bali The panoramic Resto and souvenir shop.

At the 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.

this is the complete structure *taken from the net*

Amphitheater

the souvenir shop

street theater

entrance Lotus Pond

Wisnu's Hand

Wisnu
Side view of Garuda
Lotus Pond

Front view of Garuda



this is where the complete statue will be placed

wall of Lime

besides statues, they have flying fox, rappeling & rockclimbing too


that's it folks, end of my journey to Bali, im here shutting down from Bali, hope all the information i wrote help you guys out...chaozz~~

14 comments:

jfook said...

Wow, nice! I wish to go Bali too.

Nana Lana said...

love ur statues' shotz! wisnu n garuda! weeee!

shall come back for ur post if i were to visit!!! oewhhhhh

TOLANIC said...

The statues look scary! What type of creatures are they?

~J'@nn~ said...

tolanic: the garuda is a kind of bird

kenwooi said...

wow.. the statues.. are HUGE! o.O

Lukey Cher Hong said...

somehow the place look scary for me... haha hope u enjoyed ur bali trip!

Dropped by from Lukey's Rantings

M-Knight said...

that is 1 big birdie.. I also wan go to Bali

The Blogger (63672674) [meoramri] said...

Supporting your blog.

NANG ME

Jaerragus said...

COLL stats.... but y wisnu's arms and body separated... and whare's the rest of the body??

~J'@nn~ said...

Jae: cuz the whole structure is not completed yet, i heard from the local that they gonna need 10 years to complete it

Jaerragus said...

Eh... oh i see.. i thought it was some historical statue...

thomas said...

nice photos,Bali is enchanting.

suhaisweet said...

Visiting here..Nice.. special contest bring to u. Don’t Miss it!

TOLANIC said...

Garuda is it phoenix?