bali cultural park
Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) or Bali Cultural Park is a cultural tourism park in the southern part of the island of Bali or 12 Kilometers from Airport International Airport. Here stands an iconic landmark or Balinese mascot, namely the majestic statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana as high as 121 meters which depicts the figure of Lord Vishnu riding his mount, the Garuda bird. Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park is located at an altitude of 146 meters above ground level or 263 meters above sea level. The Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue was inaugurated on September 22, 2018 by President Joko Widodo.
In the park there is also a Garuda Statue located just behind the Plaza Wisnu is Plaza Garuda where the 18 meter high statue of Garuda's head is placed. Plaza Garuda is the focal point of a large corridor of carved limestone pillars covering more than 4000 square meters of open space called the Lotus Pond. The colossal and monumental limestone pillars at Lotus Pond create a truly exotic landscape of art. With a room capacity that can accommodate up to 7000 people, Lotus Pond has earned a good reputation as the perfect venue to host large events, both national and international.
How to get there?
From Bali International Airport you only takes 20 minutes or 12 Kilometers by car in no traffic jam
To make it easier for readers to know the exact location of the tourist attraction, please click on the link below which will take you to the Google Map page
Garuda Wisnu Kencana
What can you see there?
GWK Cultural Park has several good recreational areas including:
- Plaza Vishnu
Plaza Wisnu is the highest point in the GWK area where there is a 23 meter high statue of Lord Vishnu.
Due to its high location, you can see the surrounding panorama. The statue of Vishnu, as the focal point of Plaza Vishnu, is surrounded by fountains and holy springs that never dry up even in the dry season.
Parahyangan Somaka Giri is located in the Plaza Wisnu area. This place which is sanctified by the local community has historically been believed to be holy water that can be a blessing with strong magical powers to cure various diseases.
- Street Theater
Street Theater is the starting and ending point of a visit to the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park. Here we can find many shops and restaurants in one place and where all the celebrations take place.
You can get Balinese souvenirs and GWK merchandise, especially at Kencana Souvenirs. We can even find Balinese spa and aromatherapy products in this shop. While here, why not try a Balinese foot reflexology after a long walk. We can taste good food at the best prices only at our food court, Food Theatre, and our newest restaurant, The Veranda with an all you can eat package.
At several times a day, we can enjoy shopping and dining while accompanied by special Balinese performances such as barong, rindik and parades.
- Lotus Pond
Information about Lotus Pond near the entrance
Lotus Pond is the largest outdoor area in Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) and Taman Budaya, most likely, in Bali. As such, Lotus Pondis the perfect and only place to host large scale outdoor events.
Over the years, GWK has been trusted to hold large scale, both national and international, events at Lotus Pond such as music concerts, international gatherings, large parties. Lotus Pond is a unique place with limestone pillars on the sides and a magnificent statue of Garuda in the background.
Lotus Pond begins with lotus. The lotus is the main symbol of beauty, prosperity and fertility. Vishnu also always carries a lotus flower in his hand and almost all the gods of the Hindu gods sit on the lotus or carry flowers.
Some interesting facts are that lotus plants grow in water, have roots in illus or mud, and spread flowers in the air above. Thus, the lotus symbolizes human life as well as that of the cosmos.
The lotus root immersed in the mud represents material life. The stalk passing through the water symbolizes existence in the astral world. Flowers floating on the water and opening to the sky is a medium spiritual emblematic.
- Indraloka Garden
This park was named Indraloka after the heaven of Lord Indra because of the beautiful panoramic views. Indraloka Garden is one of the most favorite places in Garuda Wisnu Kencana to hold small and medium parties, gatherings and wedding ceremonies. We can see the view of Bali from the top of Indraloka Garden
An amphitheater is an outdoor venue for special performances with well-designed acoustics. Every afternoon you can watch the famous and free Kecak dance, which is around 18.30 to 19.30 WITA. Even this Kecak Dance can be collaborated with other regional dances.
- Great Tirta
Tirta Agung is the perfect outdoor space for medium events. Its location close to the Plaza Bhagawan ticket counter is often used as a drop off location and parking for visitors' vehicles.
- Tirta Amertha
Tirta Amertha is the main entrance gate to enter the GWK Cultural Park area. At this location there is a miniature Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue decorated with a fountain. The location of Tirta Amertha is one of the favorite photo spots for visitors before entering the area. On the east side, there is a large wall decorated with mural paintings depicting the story of the Ramayana. While on the west side there is the Kencana Souvenir Shop, where visitors can choose various souvenirs and souvenirs to take home.
- Bali Parade
A show where several dancers and musical instrument carriers surround the GWK area. This parade shows how Balinese people prepare before praying. Here the dancers bring some offerings that are usually served during prayer. Right in front of the statue of Lord Vishnu, these dancers began to perform dance performances.
price of admission
This most popular tourist spot, during Covid-19 there are many discounts that require visitors to buy an entrance ticket for IDR 70,000/adult and IDR 60,000/child (5 – 12 years) and IDR 10,000 for car parking. Operating hours are from 10.00 – 19.00 and this ticket price will change when the pandemic is over
If you want to know the price of admission tickets for all tourist attractions in Bali update 2021, please click the link below
Harga Tiket Masuk Obyek Wisata Bali 2021
tourism low season in bali
Many Indonesian and foreign tourists do not know when the low season for tourist visits to Bali is. Just information for you, the low season of tourist visits on the island of Bali occurs from the beginning of January to the end of April. In addition to that month, the low season on the island of Bali also occurs in mid-September to mid-December because this month is the rainy season.
There are many advantages that tourists get when vacationing during the low season in Bali compared to holidays during the high season in Bali. The advantages such as less traffic jams, reduced crowds at tourist attractions, cheaper hotel room prices and the price of renting a private vehicle or rent a car can be negotiated a little.
high season tourism in bali
The high season of tourist visits on the island of Bali occurs in June, July, August, end of December and the first week of January. During the high season on the island of Bali, road traffic is very congested and congested, tourist attractions in Bali are very crowded. In addition, the price of hotel rooms is quite expensive if you compare the prices of hotel rooms during the low season. Moreover, with the construction of the Jakarta - Banyuwangi toll road, the number of private vehicles with foreign plates in Bali can increase 3x.
We provide car rental + driver + fuel at a price of :
USD 40/8 hours (short trip)
USD 50/10 hours (medium trip)
USD 60/12 hours (long trip)