Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park is designed as a culturally themes park, which differs considerably from the theme park of west. The primary objective in design is to achieve the cultural integrity of Balinese tradition through the visual and performing arts. The Garuda Wisnu Kencana project is provided with an art and cultural hub, which is designed more attractively with its combination of entertainment facilities that will present Balinese legends and performances in the modern expression.
The central feature to the park is the Garuda Wisnu statue. Symbolizing Wisnu, the Hindu-Balinese god of life and peace, astride the godly eagle Garuda. 146 meters above the Peninsula and 283 meters above the Indian Ocean. A technological dream of mythical proportion, built by a son of Indonesia, with technology from Indonesia.
Within a cultural theme park of 230 hectares with complete tourist facilities, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana park will, in the eyes of the world, bears symbol of Bali’s magical past and be the beacon of it’s bright and promising feature. Magnificent panoramas, the maze of steel and cooper forged into a massive shape of a god will combined with facilities to educate, and Balinese cultural events to entertain, will create a unique experience.
The Traditional and Contemporary arts of Bali have become globally recognized and appreciated by the art world at large. Garuda Wisnu Kencana will become the sophisticated forum for international artist. The GWK Gallery, audiovisual center and art library will become the center of planned activities to increase the viability of international dialog to the global art community.