Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue Bali
Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue Bali- Ya, Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue or shortcutted as GWK Statue, is another main Attracted of Bali Island Destination. So what is that, what is the GWK Statue? Garuda Wisnu Kencana is a statue with a 122-meter of height, The name of the location is Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, Bali, Indonesia. Designed by Nyoman Nuarta and inaugurated in September 2018, GWK Statue has the total height including the 46-meter base pedestal is 122 m (400 ft). The statue is approximately 30 m (98 ft) higher than the Statue of Liberty, but Liberty Statue is tall and thin, while Garuda is almost as wide as it is high its wingspan is 64 m (210 ft). When it’s built, the statue was purposed to be Indonesia’s tallest statue, that was inspired by a Hindu myth about the search for Amrita (the elixir of life). According to this myth, Garuda agreed to be ridden by Vishnu in return for the right to use the elixir to liberate his mother, who slaved for many years. The monument was completed on 31 July 2018 and officially opened by Indonesian President Joko Widodo on 22 September 2018.
In Facts, GWK Statue was designed and initiated in 1990 by Nyoman Nuarta under the auspices of then tourism minister Joop Ave, energy minister IB Sudjana and Bali governor IB Oka. The groundbreaking event of the statue’s construction took place in 1997. In the late 1990s, the project was suspended due to the political and economic crisis of Indonesia. The construction work resumed in 2013 after stopped for years. That was PT. Alam Sutera Realty Tbk (ASR), who agreed to finance and finishing the construction of the statue and the project. In the process of the construction of this project, there is some controversion appears, Bali’s religious authorities complained that its massive size might disrupt the spiritual balance of the island and that its commercial nature was inappropriate, but some groups agree with the project because it will be a new tourist attraction. But actually, The GWK Statue is already fulled by the peoples since the project is was not finished completely.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue Bali
The GWK statue was assembled in Bali from 754 discrete modules that were constructed in Bandung, West Java. After the construction was finished, the statue then transported to the worksite. The modules were cut into 1,500 smaller pieces to accommodate the crane’s maximum load. The last piece that was placed onto the gigantic artwork was at its tail, which is located at the highest point of the statue. The shape of the statue is so complex that engineers have designed special joints in the supporting structure, with up to 11 enormous steel girders coming together at the same point, whereas normal construction joints have four or six girders. The Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is designed to withstand storms and earthquakes and expected to last for the next 100 years.
Just like the travel destination in Bali commonly, The GWK Statue is always crowded by the visitors, they were interested to see its greatness. As Indonesia’s tallest statue, it is so reasonable when The Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue was always fulled by the peoples, ensures they were want to see how it looks like. In my experience when I got a trip to Bali, this site was the first place we came, and what happened? Excited. hehe. Thanks for reading everyone, wish it could be a good reference.