Come Visit the GWK!

What is the GWK in Bali?

If you’re looking for a unique and fun-filled cultural experience in Bali, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Center is the perfect destination for you. This sprawling complex is home to one of the world’s largest statues, a whopping 121-meter tall statue of the Hindu deity Vishnu riding his mount, the mythical bird Garuda.

Located in the southern part of Bali, near the famous Uluwatu Temple and the beautiful beaches of Jimbaran, the GWK Cultural Center covers over 60 hectares of land and is a showcase of Balinese culture and art. The center is a must-visit destination for tourists who want to get a taste of the rich Balinese culture.

As you enter the complex, you’ll be awed by the magnificent statue of Vishnu and Garuda. Visitors can climb to the top of the statue for a breathtaking view of the surrounding area. Although the statue is not yet complete, with work still ongoing on the Garuda’s wings, it is still an impressive sight to behold.

But wait… there is more!

But that’s not all there is to see at the GWK Cultural Center. The complex is a hub of Balinese culture, with a range of cultural attractions, including traditional Balinese dances, music performances, and art exhibits. You can also take part in workshops and classes on Balinese art, such as woodcarving, painting, and weaving. You can witness firsthand how the Balinese artisans create their art pieces, and you can even try your hand at creating your masterpiece.

Feeling hungry? The GWK Cultural Center has several restaurants and cafes serving up delicious Balinese cuisine. After all, experiencing the culture is not only about the sights and sounds, but it’s also about indulging in the local delicacies.

And before you leave, don’t forget to grab a few souvenirs from the shops selling handicrafts, clothing, and accessories.

Who should come? Everyone!

The GWK Cultural Center is an excellent destination for travelers who want to learn about Balinese culture and experience it firsthand. The range of cultural attractions and activities makes it a truly immersive experience. So, the next time you’re in Bali, don’t miss out on visiting the GWK Cultural Center. It’s an adventure you won’t forget!


Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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