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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Tony B
    Orange, Australia549 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 May 2023
  • W G
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 July 2023
  • Jonofromcas
    Castleford, United Kingdom1,437 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 July 2023
  • BrookeMorales
    London, United Kingdom1,248 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 July 2023
  • InaMann
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia229 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 August 2023
  • salmavia
    Jakarta, Indonesia8 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 August 2023
  • DebzWA
    Perth, Australia61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 16 August 2023
  • Deb K
    Glenelg, Australia432 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a look but nothing special
    Very commercial, more about money making. In saying that it’s worth a look. There is a fair bit of walking and stairs so if your not able it’s best to pay the extra for a buggy to Garuda Wisnu. They need to be handing out a map when you purchase the tickets. There is several options to purchase, we chose just the flat entry price for 125,000rp each. 300,000rp entry and enter the big statue. 40,000rp for the buggy. Just purchase on the day when you arrive. It’s worth a look but I wouldn’t go back.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Xanerin
    Alice Springs, Australia1,506 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    4th Largest Statue In The World
    Yes this place is expensive as I have read in other reviews, but for us, it was a structural genius. The entrance ticket per adult was 125,000 R and buggy service 40,000 R each. If you want to tour inside the Garuda it was a further 250,000 R each. However, if you take your credit card, you can get special price of 300,000 R for entrance and tour. The tour inside is informative and lasts about 45 minutes. Great views from up inside and you really get to understand how this structure was made (after four attempts). Also you see a movie and there is an official photographer at one part and for 30,000 R you can get a great photo - cheap! Try to get that at Sydney Tower! Once seeing inside, we went around the park and it was interesting with a few good photo spots. Expensive - yes for Bali, but we did enjoy our visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Cath
    Wamberal, Australia2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing structural feat!
    Quite a few pretty rough reviews on here so I’ll share my thoughts. Forget what everyone else whines about. Go see it for yourself. The cost to enter isn’t that bad. It costs more to go see a movie back home. The trolley was free to ride up. There are some lovely walks around and the statue itself is a true feat of architecture. We didn’t do the inside tour and still had a great time.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
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Clive R
Bilborough, UK77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We took a standard £6 ticket for the park and seeing the statues. This seemed great value to wonder the well kept park and see the 3 big statues including the mighty Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue at 121 meters (but also massive in breadth not just height). Did not travel up the statue as that was pricey and seemed unnecessary. Good selection of shops and cafes. Booking online before was cheaper and avoided waiting.
Written 20 April 2024
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Mabel
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Another must -visit place in Bali.
The statues and landscapes are very nice to take pictures and a good place to visit.
Restaurant and souvenir center also there.
Written 18 April 2024
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Travelling Man
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Very interesting to see the statue up close, a bit disappointed in what was there to see, the lift up into the statue was overpriced ,$18 to go up per person if they charged around $5 per person they would get a lot more people buying tickets and make more money I feel, only about 5% of people coming in actually went up. The dance shows were good to see.
Written 15 April 2024
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SMV
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Beautiful architectural marvel. You need to purchase the tickets at the car park area. Took the 400k ticket to visit the museum at the base. The shuttle service is inclusive with this price. Took a walk from where the shuttle dropped off, it’s about 1km to the main monument. It’s a must visit place if you are in Bali.
Written 11 April 2024
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Lee J
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We spent 4 hours exploring this venue. We learnt and saw a lot. This monument is an architectural masterpiece.
The immersion into culture is not to be missed.
Written 5 April 2024
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Intan
Ubud, Indonesia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We had a recommendation for this restaurant. My family once had dine here and we wanted to try it. We came for lunch and it was quite nice food. Seafood was of high quality and fresh too.
Written 29 March 2024
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DrQuresh M
Mumbai, India299 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It was heavily raining when we arrived . Despite this the counter issued tickets including an extra charge for a golf cart ride to the base of the statue. When we reached there the people at the counter at the statue base told us you will not be able to see anything due to the bad weather ! So we returned back to the original counter as totally drenched senior citizens and asked them why they issued tickets when they knew it was pointless! They had no answer just pointed out the sign which says “no refund “! This was a black mark on Indonesia tourism agency . Very disappointed with the attitude of the staff
Written 18 March 2024
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Mark W
Newcastle, Australia27 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The statue itself is amazing and definitely worth a look. I was incredibly annoyed however, as I have a walking stick and whilst there was a cart to take you up to the statue itself - at an extra cost by the way - after this, I was advised that I had to go back to the exit. So whilst my group got to enjoy the grounds, I completely missed out and I was not happy at all about this, especially when they returned and told me I could have managed it. So essentially it cost me AU$20 to go and stand at the bottom of a big statue for 10 minutes. Then sit around at the exit for 45 minutes whilst the rest of my group got to enjoy the grounds. Not happy at all. Staff were not helpful either.
Written 16 March 2024
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aron b
Perth, Australia192 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Great statue I give it that. But very commercially set up to make money,went years ago when just opened was not quite the same as now .they made it more of a money spinner now. Though things might have changed since years ago but no just more cost
Written 3 March 2024
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Ian G
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 21 February 2024
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Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost RM 71.87, while a popular guided tour starts around RM 33.54 per person.

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