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A Monumental Undertaking

Construction Continues on Bali's Garuda Wisnu Kencana Monument. A Monumental Work in Progress - Well Worth a Visit.


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(8/23/2001)

When its construction is finally completed, Bali's Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) monument will stand some 146 meters above the ground and, because it sits upon the highest point on the Nusa Dua Peninsula, tower an impressive 286 meters above sea level. For comparison's purposes, that is only slightly less than Paris' Eiffel Tower (300 meters) and 2.5 times higher than New York's Statue of Liberty (93 meters).

Slated for completion in 2003, the GWK Cultural Park is already well worth including on any visit to Bali. Approached via a dramatic winding drive, the entire complex represents an ingenious redevelopment of an area previously devastated by extensive limestone quarrying.

Already in place and operating at GWK are a number of restaurants and shops, an amphitheatre, a conference facility and the Park's centerpiece - a majestic statue of the Lord Wisnu, protector of Hindus that will eventually sit atop the back of a massive, mythical Garuda Bird.

The partial statue now in place demonstrates the high level of artistry that will be reflected in the finished monument of copper and brass as well as the mammoth dimensions of the statues once completed. The Lord Wisnu statue represents a mere 15% of the eventual total height of the monument.

When completed, the park complex will represent the largest single piece of land in Bali, enveloping over 230 hectares within a single cultural-entertainment complex.

The GWK Cultural Park is a "must see" stop on any Bali Island Tour and already a popular setting for conference and incentive groups functions held on the Island.



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