Bali’s leading cultural park has just invested a huge amount of funds in improving the visitor experience.
The huge GWK Cultural Park close to Uluwatu in the village of Ungasan, is excited to be welcoming even more tourists in the coming weeks and months.
Speaking to reporters the GWK Cultural Park Operations Director, Stefanus Yonathan Astayasa said new upgrades were carried out to improve the visitor experience and maintain the unique attraction of this destination.
He said, “We are committed to continuing to provide the best to visitors to GWK Cultural Park, by introducing new facilities that will further add to the diversity of tourism experiences in Bali.”
One of the most impressive new facilities is the stunning Doom Amphitheatre. The open-air stage and theatre will be able to seat up to 2,000 people.
The stage is set to be a dazzling entertainment space where some of Bali’s leading cultural performers, dancers, and artists will share their talents with tourists from around the world.
The next big upgrade at the GWK Cultural Park is the Bali Cultural Park Gallery. The team says the gallery will serve as a platform for Balinese cultural traditions but take an interactive approach.
Visitors will have the opportunity to engage more deeply with the island’s rich culture.
One of the most impressive projects is still underway and, once finished, will become a stunning focal point for tourists.
There is a new bridge that is being constructed that will run for 100m and 6m wide. The bridge will run from Plaza Garuda inside the park to the incredible GWK statue.
The Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue is the biggest in Indonesia and can be seen from all across the stand. Standing at 122m in height, the GWK statue is the most impressive attraction at the park.
The statue is an ode to the Hindu God Vishnu, who sits upon his mount, the mystical Garuda bird. The statue was only completed in 2018 and can be seen clearly as far away as the beaches of Canggu.
The statue was created as a collaborative effort between 120 artists, led by the internationally acclaimed I Nyoman Nutuarta, who masterminded the whole project.
Staggeringly, the imposing statue is made of just over 3,000 tonnes of bronze and copper slabs, which means the GWK statue is also the heaviest statue in Indonesia.
The GWK Cultural Park is deep in preparation mode ahead of their New Year’s Eve extravaganza event. The team has organised for a full 5-minute firework display to commence at the stroke of midnight featuring no less than 8,888 fireworks.
Rossie Andriani, a spokesman for GWK Cultural Park, told reporters, “We want to create lasting memories for people when celebrating the new year at GWK. They will not only enjoy the spectacular and majestic fireworks display but also witness the presence of a towering light structure.”
For tourists who are interested in learning about Bali’s living traditions and the older ways of life that are not practiced as readily anymore, a visit to the new ‘Little Bali’ zone of the park will be a must-visit.
The new themed zone is being created in partnership with Gallagher a global construction development corporation.
Andriani: “We are thrilled to partner with Gallagher to create ‘Little Bali’, a space that embraces the rich culture of Bali. “Our vision is to offer visitors an immersive experience that takes them through the entire story of Balinese culture.”
The GWK Cultural Park will be open to tourists throughout the festive season. Day passes can be purchased online in advance or on the gate.
Tourists are recommended to allow for a full day of excitement and exploration at GWK Cultural Park and to make time to watch at least one of the traditional dance performances schedules throughout the day.
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