Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park
3.5
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Rising from the rugged hills of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, the magnificent Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue stands watch over the island. The towering statue is Bali’s most iconic landmark and depicts the Hindu God Wisnu, atop his mount, the mythical eagle, Garuda. Soaring to a height of over 120 meters, this is one of the tallest monumental statues in the world, higher than both the Statue of Liberty and Christ the Redeemer. The statue makes a stunning central feature of GWK Cultural Park, a fascinating 60 hectare cultural park that draws visitors from around the globe and provides a tantalizing glimpse into Bali’s fascinating heritage through intriguing cultural performances, legendary folklore tales, immense sculptures and dramatic cinematic presentation. Enjoy panoramic island views as you explore the park on foot or by Segway. Indulge in Indonesian heritage cuisine, immerse yourself in a land steeped in mythology, or plan your next big event in one of GWK’s epic venues.
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  • You Only Live Once
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom567 contributions
    Garuda Wishnu Kencana Cultural Park
    This park is one of our top 5 must visit places in Bali. We had not planned to visit at all and came across it almost by accident, although it is hard to miss with the enormous, imposing Wishnu statue that overlooks the entire island and can be seen for miles. It's a very impressive and pretty park, well laid out and lots to do. A train will take you to the main statue and various other places within the park. There's a museum and you can also go up inside the Wishnu statue. In other areas are other statues, Garuda etc. and plenty of other activities taking place throughout the day. A beautiful restaurant (or two) with amazing views (remember this park is atop a hill) and dance shows with beautiful, colourful costumed dancers and musicians. If you are in the area it;s a "must"!
    Visited January 2023
    Written March 11, 2023
  • pan40
    309 contributions
    Worth a look
    Well organised, we got a taxi to the carpark and then you get on a free shuttle bus to the place. Go in and turn left to the ticket office. Ticket it 125k which isn't bad to get in. Little shops on the way in , not expensive and a minimart. Large grounds with large statues. There was also a dance show on. Oddly enough you can just see one side of the statue.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 20, 2023
  • Stacie67
    Newcastle, Australia52 contributions
    Commercial not spiritual
    If you are really interested in seeing the statues I would go, however it’s not a very spiritual place like I thought it would be. It’s very commercial and not much to see apart from 3 statues. The tour up to the top was good if you are interested in how it was built. The view is only via small windows. I had to also pay for my driver to come with me, I was not expecting that
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 1, 2023
  • Tony B
    Orange, Australia545 contributions
    A big statue, at a price.
    It was a big statue on a hill, but seemed to have a series of payments at every stage to get up there. When you got there it was just a big statue. The entrance hall containained som little statuettes and photos. For another fee you could travel to the viewing level, but we chose not to. There are several other large statues in the grounds and lots of little shops
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 12, 2023
  • W G
    8 contributions
    Worth the trip
    Worth the trip. We walked to the base if GWK which was not too bad. The other statues in the park are worth a look. Lovely grounds and great scenery. The tour to the 23rd floor is 40 minutes and $25 pp so give yourself time to complete. You can package your entry with a buffet all day dining which was well worth the extra $7.50. It is an easy walk if you are relatively fit.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Jonofromcas
    Castleford, United Kingdom1,435 contributions
    Not really cultural, just a big statue.
    Whilst the title of the place is GWK Cultural Park, it didn’t seem cultural. You take a free bus from the car park and are then dropped off near some small shops. There are signs but they aren’t really useful, it’s follow your nose. You pay your money IPD 125k each just to get in and again the signs aren’t really great. Fortunately, there’s a great big statue you can walk towards. There are a couple of smaller statues on the way as you walk between slabs of rock where they’ve cut through the hill to make the paths, but it just looks a bit ‘off’. When you get to the statue, it is impressively big and you can if you want go up to the observation level ( we didn’t ). The entrance to the lifts at the bottom of the statue is a further underwhelming experience which is not much more than photos of the building and small statutes in glass cases. When you walk out, past the shops again, it’s a slightly longer walk to get to the buses. There are little buggies after you’ve entered the park ( for a fee ) if you can’t walk, but it’s all easy walking to get to and away from the statue.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Barbara-BrookeMorales-Murphy
    London, United Kingdom1,229 contributions
    Cultural Park with much to see
    Take a few hours to explore this cultural park in the south of Bali. You can purchase your parking ticket at the entrance. A small bus will bring you to the ticket counter, where you have the option of buying tickets to the park alone or with the option to take a guided tour inside the statue. You can also rent a buggy to drive around the park. Make your way to the main gates. Along the way, you will find some stores, then a food court, also Starbucks and Gelato. Wander through the park, enjoying the scenery and large rocks. You will reach the statue, 4th highest in the world, in around 10 min walk. The guided tour is actually very good. Not overly long but very interesting and informative. You will learn about the building of the statue, its history, and Balis history too. You will also have the chance to view Bali from above, as you can look out through some windows once you reach the highest point. Recommended
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 20, 2023
  • InaMann
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia229 contributions
    Beautiful park with Bali vibes
    Love this park. There much to explore and i love that they now provide buggy services (at a fee). Entrance fees are not expensive and value for money. I also enjoyed the cultural show at GWK. Must visit!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 9, 2023
  • salmavia
    Jakarta, Indonesia8 contributions
    Nice for a day out
    The area is very big and the views are beautiful. There were only few statues and the biggest one is so much farther than the main area, you could walk there which takes about 20 minutes or you could rent a golf car, i'd recommend renting a golf car because it's uphill and so far. There's a small museum under the biggest statue there, nothing much to see though. They're also selling gelato in there for only 25.000 rupiah and they're really good. There's also dance performances you could watch in the open theatre near the entry and exit gate and no additional fee needed.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written August 14, 2023
  • DebzWA
    Perth, Australia61 contributions
    Well worth a visit
    My trip advisor review We have viewed this imposing statue from afar during our many trips to Bali, but this time we decided to visit it close up. I'm very pleased we did. It's a great way to spend a few hours. We opted to go on the guided tour inside the statue to the 23rd floor which was really interesting thanks to the charming, informative guide. Only a handful of visitors can go on the tour at a time so it's important to book a time slot. The tour takes you first to the 9th floor where you can watch a short animated film about the mythology behind the statue. There are also several other displays on that floor including information about the concept behind the statue, how it was made, the designer and the people who worked on it. I found the details about how the golden parts of the statue were made, particularly interesting. Then you take the lift to the 23rd floor. There are several smallish windows there and a few glass floors for those game enough to walk over them (I wasn't). Additionally there are windows showing the internal structure of the statue with a couple of lifesize models of workers positioned over the steel girders. Whilst the views over the surrounding landscape were good it wasn't as great for photos as I would have hoped as a) there is a glass floor section by each window, and b) the exterior of the statue is quite thick so it seems like you're viewing the surrounding landscape through a short tunnel. But if you don't want to pay the extra cost to go up the statue, there are a couple of other impressive statues in the park worth a look, as well as cultural performances, an art gallery, a souvenir shop and a restaurant. Overall, it was a pleasant place to wander around and, at the time of our visit, not overly crowded. Unfortunately, there were no maps to the park, other than the one at the ticket office. We kept seeing signs to "The Lotus Pond" but we couldn't find it. It was only later we discovered it wasn't an actual lotus pond but a large flat area cut out of the limestone rocks and which is used for concerts and other events. At the time of our visit, the ticket prices were IDR 125k per person for general entry and IDR 250k pp for the statue tour, or you can get a combined ticket for IDR 300k but‌ you have to pay by credit card for this option (other options you can pay by cash) or you can buy tickets online from their website. You can also get a shuttle bus from the ticket office to the statue for IDR 40k pp. As it's quite a climb to the big statue at the top, it's worth the small extra cost. There's another shuttle bus (free) to take you from the carpark to the ticket office.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 16, 2023
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Ian G
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Terrible, staff unhelpful and lied. Pay once ok, pay twice eh, pay 3 times angry. To into Tempe extra 1750000 idr 3 adults 4 kids after paying 1200000 just to get there. Asked to speak to manager and all staff lied about location and said did not
Know phone number to ring. Bull all round. Don't go just a half finished,
Rubish littered rip off
Written February 21, 2024
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Dika Bali Tour
Bali, Indonesia19 contributions
Feb 2024 • Business
took our guests to visit Gwk (Garuda Wisnu Kencana which is in the Jimbaran area, until here we had to buy tickets first, we were greeted by friendly and polite employees. Inside we could see a very large and beautiful statue. Our guests were also very like
Written February 16, 2024
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Rachel M
Tel Aviv, Israel76 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Lovely cultural park to walk around. The grounds are lovely. You can explore yourself or take a guided trip. Good for those with mobility issues as there is transport available to take you around and a lift inside the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue itself if you choose to go inside. We did the self guided trip around the grounds and went inside the statue. Our guide was really good. The tour was surprisingly interesting - described the builds how the complex came to be built and stops at a mid and highest level for views from a window over surrounding countryside. The entry ticket includes a free drink after your trip which was needed and welcomed. It also included entry to see traditional dancing which we really enjoyed. It also includes entry to the art museum which was extremely disappointing and not what we expected - the room was set up as posed phot studios of different traditional Balinese settings. It had little to do with traditional art and was one hard sell for photographs.
Written February 16, 2024
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Manuela C
Melbourne, Australia217 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Before you visit be clear that this isn’t an historical site. It is an engineering masterpiece! Once you get that into your mind, you’ll love it.

Take the time to read about the ticketing which we found was clearly stated at the entrance. Sure people want to keep checking your tickets but it keeps them in a job and it’s no problem showing your ticket a couple of times. You park in the car park, take the free shuttle to the entrance, then choose the ticket you want. Either to go up the statue or not. I highly recommend going up statue as that’s what you’re here for!

We paid to use the golf cart transport and to go up to the top of the statue. Highly recommended! If you’re into engineering/building etc you’ll love this. The fascinating tour outlines how the statue was built and at the top you can see partial views across southern Bali from the port windows.

There are cultural experiences there too like a Kecak dance and traditional dances but we’d seen these elsewhere so skipped that and just focused on the building aspect. We spent 2 hours there just doing that.

We went with my 14 year old son and it was a highlight of the trip for him.
Written February 15, 2024
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Alia Vaishnavi S
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
I'm not sure why the park gets mixed reviews, because we thought it was nicely done with a lot to do there. The website clearly states that there are 2 different ticket options: 1 for the park entrance itself and everything inside, and 1 for the park entrance combined with entry inside the Garuda statue for its viewing decks. You can buy these as a bundle upfront or separately inside (cheaper to bundle). We only bought the regular park entry ticket.

You can probably get through the park in an hour or two if you just see the statues and take a few pictures. To get a full cultural experience, it's best to follow the map and catch the cinema show plus the live dance performances. Each performance was about 30 minutes (all free with regular park entrance) and they're every hour on the hour, with different types of performances throughout the day. We watched 3 performances, received a blessing in the temple at the Vishnu statue, and watched the cinema show, and we didn't feel we missed anything by not going inside the statue. This took us about 4-5 hours.

All in all, we enjoyed our experience there and seeing different aspects of the culture. We would definitely recommend going.
Written February 3, 2024
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Kurt
Yulara, Australia10 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
An incredible and unique experience. I've seen some other reviews complaining about pricing. It's very easy to figure out if you are not a complete brain-dead moron. We paid the price to go up the statue and see views you can't see anywhere else.
The statue is incredibly impressive. Being the 5th largest in the world, you haven't seen anything like this and they provide great engineering information.
The walk to the statue is not 45min, it's much shorter if you are not an unfit piece of human garbage, afraid of a short walk.
Definitely worth visiting to see an incredible statue and learn more about culture and religion.
There are many cultural dances and other statues to learn about.
Would bring friends and family here next time.
Written January 22, 2024
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Sirisha
Omaha270 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
We went to Garuda park and entrance fee for foreigners is 150,000 IDR per person. If you want a buggy to take you to the statue, you have to pay additional 40,000 IDR per person. The buggy cost is worth it if it is hot and humid or rainy as it takes 45 minutes to walk to the statue. They also offer packages where if you want to go to 23rd floor of the building of the statue in addition to the entrance fee, the cost is 300000 IDR per person. We took the buggy to the top but since we did not buy the ticket to go to the 23rd floor, we just took a few photos there and then took the buggy down to the middle area. Here we offered prayer to Vishnu. The cost of prayer was included in our ticket. The priest basically sprinkles holy water on us and offers the water with which we washed our faces. And then we headed back. We passed a pond on the way. There is nothing really worth here for the high fee that is charged. They have restaurants here for those who want to eat at the park.
Written January 14, 2024
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mem1378
Adelaide, Australia59 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Went later in afternoon to avoid heat, definitely pay the extra for the buggy to get around. It was a bit confusing about which way to go to see everything , perhaps some signage to help people know where to next as the buggy staff spoke limited English and didn’t seem very helpful. At the end you walk through a gift shop then we weren’t sure how to get back, again some signage or staff to help direct people. Asked someone at the gift shop counter who just pointed which way to go, not very friendly.
Statues are impressive! Weird you have to pay extra to go up in the large one, we decided not to but surely could be part of the ticket price? Definitely worth a visit but only need 1.5 hrs.
Written January 12, 2024
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Annette l'aventurière!
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Superbe visit
Very interesting !
The history of the construction was very presented.
The history behind the statue was well explained and various activities to support that great statue!!
Must visit that treasure!!
Written January 10, 2024
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Oliver
Canterbury, UK12 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
I visited this park around 14 years ago and I remember it as being somewhere that was very pretty spectacular. So, I was looking forward to going back again.

It had changed since I was last there, especially the entrance. But, I was glad that I went back.

This is a very uplifting and peaceful place. I highly recommend it.
Written January 9, 2024
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GARUDA WISNU KENCANA CULTURAL PARK: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₱839.11, while a popular guided tour starts around ₱391.59 per person.

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