GWK or Garuda Wisnu Kencana, already very well known as a tourist destination in Bali. However, up to now, the construction of a giant statue was not yet finalized. When it is completed later, we can be sure the pedestal will be the main Bali Tourism Icons. Garuda Wisnu Kencana park is located on a promontory Nusa Dua Bali, Badung regency, about 40 kilometers south of Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali. Area Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park is located at an altitude of 146 meters above ground level or 263 meters above sea level.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana monument construction was stopped for 16 years, and since the end of 2013, construction resumed. Estimated that it will cost Rp 450 billion to complete.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue designer is I Nyoman Nuarta (born in Tabanan, Bali, November 14, 1951). He is an Indonesian sculptor and one of the pioneers of the New Art Movement (1976). I Nyoman Nuarta also known for his masterpiece as Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument (Surabaya), as well as the Monument Proclamation Indonesia (Jakarta).
Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) is taken from the Balinese cosmology that has synergy with religion. while the function later pedestal region will be designed by a tourist destination in modern humans.
Garuda Wisnu is a symbol of harmony of God that maintain the balance of life. Rotation of the moon around the earth, the earth around the sun and the sun works that provide light and gives the breath of life.
The success of the statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana Indonesia tourism will be a landmark in the modern age. Hopefully there is no longer an obstacle to complete the monument, so that Bali Indonesia will have one of the highest monuments in the world.