The giant statue of Wisnu God was built by one of Indonesia’s most reputable sculptors, ‘I Nyoman Nuarta“, he has been won the Presidential Scuplture Competition in 1979 abd today he was responsible to create the large-scaled monument of God Wisnu, which illustrates God Wisnu sitting on the mythical bird of Garuda and known as Garuda Wisnu Kencana.
Now the statue of Wisnu God is 23 metres (75.5 ft) high, but the original plan was for a 120-metres (390 ft) gold-plated Vishnu riding Garuda on top of an 11-storey entertainment complex. Garuda wing span will be 64 metres (210.0 ft) across. When it’s completed, it will be higher than Liberty statue in USA and become the largest statue in the world.Although the statue has not finished yet, but this object was offically in 2013 during wait for another part. The location of the GWK statue stands on the more than 60-ha of land at the highest place of Unggasan in Southern Bali, where it is consists of two parts. The main statue, which is made of approximately 3000 tons of copper and several other smaller statues such as the crown and Garuda’s accessories that will be coated with gold mosaic. The second part is a 30,000-square-meter pedestal built on a 10,000 square meter of land.
Inside the pedestal will be several facilities such as multifunction ballroom to be utilized for international conference and also some galleries to exhibit the Indonesian cultural art creations, and also some restaurant such as : Wisnu Plaza, Amphitheater, Street Theater, Jendela Bali Restaurant, New Beranda Restaurant and Souvenir shops.
Places of interest nearby :
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