4 Unique Facts About the Garuda Vishnu Kencana statue in Bali


The Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) statue does not stop attracting attention for domestic and foreign tourists. This Bali icon by Nyoman Nuarta was inaugurated in September 2018. This iconic statue can be found at the Garuda Kencana Cultural Park or GWK which is located in the southern part of the island of Bali.

Besides being an interesting tourist spot to visit, GWK also has some unique and no less interesting facts.

Here are 5 interesting facts and history about Garuda Wisnu Kencana.

1. GWK is composed of 754 modules
 
The GWK statue that can be seen from a distance consists of about 754 modules. One module measures 4x3 meters and weighs approximately 1 ton.

The construction of the GWK statue also requires a lot of materials and workers. There are 1,000 workers involved in the construction of the GWK statue which is then divided into two. In Bandung there are 400 workers while in Bali there are 600 workers.

2. GWK was established after a 28 year process
 
foto: proses pembuatan patung pada zaman dulu
 
This iconic statue in Bali was not made in a short time. The construction of the GWK statue underwent a long process for 28 years.

3. GWK, one of the tallest statues in the world
 
The GWK statue has a height of 121 meters and a width of 64 meters. Its splendor can be seen even from a distance.
 
In comparison, the statue of GWK beats the height of the Statue of Liberty which is 93 meters high. This makes the GWK statue included in the list of the tallest statues in the world which cost around Rp. 450 billion to manufacture.

4. The raw material for GWK uses copper metal The raw material or material for the surfac construction of the GWK statue uses copper metal. 
 
The total copper used is 25,000 square meters. In addition, the surface of the statue is also coated with brass.

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