Garuda Wisnu Kencana or abbreviated GWK statue of Lord Vishnu is standing upright in Bukit Ungasan, Jimbaran. Sculpture by an architect named I Nyoman Nuarta is planned to reach 145 feet, beating high statue of Liberty in New York and plans to become the world’s tallest monument.
Lies the statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana is located in a limestone hill with a height of 300 meters above the sea level would then be a landmark that welcomes anyone when set foot in Bali.
Due to some constraints, the construction of Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue of a little choked up. Since built in 1997, up to the current condition of the new sculpture completed 15 percent of which consists of a statue of Lord Vishnu and Garuda head. In complex areas, there have been exhibition center, a restaurant, a lotus pond, dioramas, Giri Kencana Villa, trade and promotion center, and amphitheater. A concert arena set among towering limestone cliffs. The cliffs are made of a hill cliff which scraped.
To get to the Garuda Wisnu Kencana area, you can pass same path with the path to the Pura Luhur Uluwatu area. So, you can go to Garuda Wisnu Kencana prior to Uluwatu.