Monday, February 6, 2012

Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Bali

Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park is located in the hills overlooking the white rocks extend Kuta beach in the distance. Ngurah Rai airport can be seen clearly from this place. Idea of ​​where this came from I Nyoman Nuartha maestro who was one of the sculptor who came from Bali. In this place will be built a statue of Lord Vishnu who was riding an eagle. It is hoped that it could become an icon of international tourism in Bali when the later is completed.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana, seems to be the largest mega project under construction in Bali. Imagine, a plan to build 146-meter-tall statue with eagle wings wide by 66 meters was estimated to have weighed 4000 tons. Made using the material in the form of a mixture of copper and brass are in a particular part to be coated with gold mosaics.

Currently most of these sculptures can be seen at the site in the form of half-body statue of the god Vishnu and the head of an eagle. The statue will be the largest and the world's tallest statue statue of liberty beat that only has 46 meters high and weighs 204 tons. GWK project worth Rp 1,000,000,000,000 is threatened jam. However, before the road project, the manager had said the funding ranted there.

Residents around GWK pessimistic project will run. In addition to the internal conflicts within the management bodies also cause a breakdown of the project. With concurrent changes in the investment management also influential.

One more thing the problem is the position of this statue of Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is typically located in the North, but the statue pedestal is located in the South. Some say from where it had violated the terms of the Palace of the Gods, but there is a call that does not matter, as long as you interpret correctly the position, not the North from the South alone.