The beach has been notable since early 1970s. Kuta beach is also
known as Sunset Beach, as opposed to the Sunrise Beach, another name for
Sanur Beach. Luxury resorts, restaurants, and clubs are located along the beach.
In 2011, a two-meter white sandstone fence, built in a Balinese
architecture style, was built along the road to block the sand from
blowing to the cafes and restaurants. The project costed Rp.4 billion
($0.47 million). Some tourists dislike it as it is considered blocking
the beach view, while some others believe the wall helps dampen the
sounds from the congested traffic street.
To make the beach cleaner, as of late August 2011, the vendors are
prohibited to sell food at the Kuta Beach, but they are still allowed to
sell beverages and souvenirs.
Pura Ulun Danu Batur (also known as “Pura Batur” or “Pura Ulun Danu”) is a Hindu Balinese temple located in the island of Bali, Indonesia. As one of the Pura Kahyangan Jagat, Pura Ulun Danu Batur is one of the most important temples in Bali
which acted as the maintainer of harmony and stability of the entire
island. Pura Ulun Danu Batur represents the direction of North and is
dedicated to the god Vishnu and the local goddess Dewi Danu,
goddess of Lake Batur, the largest lake in Bali. Following the
destruction of the original temple compound, the temple was relocated
and rebuilt in 1926.
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 .