Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park (Indonesian: Taman Budaya Garuda Wisnu Kencana) or GWK, is a cultural park located at Ungasan, Badung in the island of Bali, Indonesia about 10–15 minutes driving from Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is devoted to the Hindu god Vishnu, and his mount, Garuda,
the mythical bird who became his companion. Planned to be established
as a landmark or mascot of Bali, construction of the giant statue of Vishnu riding his mount Garuda, as high as 120 meters was completed in August 2018.
The park has a land area of about 60 hectares and located at an
altitude of 146 meters above ground level or 263 meters above sea level.
In the area there is also a Statue of Garuda which is directly behind
the Plaza Wisnu is Garuda Plaza where the statue as high as 18 meters
Garuda placed temporarily. At this moment, Garuda Plaza becomes the
focal point of a large corridor of carved limestone pillars covering
over 4000 square meters of open space i.e. Lotus Pond . The colossal
limestone columns and monumental sculptures of Lotus Pond Garuda make a
very exotic space. With a space capacity capable of accommodating up to
7000 people, Lotus Pond has earned a good reputation as a venue for
holding major events and international events.
There is also a statue of Vishnu’s hand which is part of the statue of
Lord Vishnu. This is one step closer to completing the complete Garuda
Wisnu Kencana statue. This work is placed temporarily in the area of
Tirta Agung .