What is the big statue in Bali?
Bali | The Garuda Wisnu statue is set to become second tallest statue in the world. Known for attracting 5 million tourists every year, Bali now has one more hidden gem — the Garuda Wisnu statue, which will be unveiled later in August, this year.
Who built Garuda Wisnu Kencana?
Created by renowned sculptor Nyoman Nuarta, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is an iconic monument overlooking the city of Bali. Measuring 393 feet tall and 213 feet wide, the colossal statue consists of 24 segments and 754 modules, and took more than 20 years to construct.
What is GWK?
This towering figure is none other than the behemoth-sized statue known as the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK). It is located in Ungasan area on the southern part of Bali. Garuda Wisnu Kencana | Sun Island Bali. It is dedicated to the Hindu God of Vishnu and his mount, the mythical bird Garuda.
Where are the underwater statues in Bali?
The Badung Underwater Cultural Park lies around 500 meters off the shores of Samuh Beach, just north of the Nusa Dua’s peninsula islands. Established by Nusa Dua Reef Foundation in 2012, the underwater park has 26 Bali-themed artificial reef sculptures at a depth of around 11 meters.
Where is the Garuda Wisnu statue?
Reef sharks are relatively common in the Indo-Pacific and we get excited every time we see one around the Gili Islands! Black tip and white tip reef sharks are the most common reef sharks seen around the Gilis, although we do not see them as frequently as we would like.
Why are there statues underwater?
Across the world statues have been sunk into the oceans for a variety of reasons—as memorials, to offer protection to a fragile marine environment, or simply as art. Colored with algae and populated by coral, some of the statues have become tourist destinations in their own right.
Where are the underwater sculptures located?
The Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park as it is known, is home to several of the sculptor’s creations, and is the world’s first underwater sculpture park. It is located off the West Coast of Grenada.