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GARUDA WISNU KENCANA (GWK) Cultural Park – A Huge Statue, Balinese Dance and Scenic City View

GARUDA WISNU KENCANA (GWK)

– All Details to Know About Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park –

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT GWK PARK?

CULTURAL PARK
It’s the most beautiful cultural park in Bali.
Fascinating landscape offering different nuance.

EXOTIC PARK
You visiting exotic place with nice atmosphere.
The most scenic of city view.

AWESOME DANCE SHOW
Balinese dance show every hour.
Classical & contemporary Bali dance.

LORD WISNU STATUE

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WHAT IS GARUDA WISNU KENCANA?

DESCRIPTION:

Garuda Wisnu Kencana or GWK for the short reason is a huge cultural park. Garuda Wisnu Kencana consist of three words. Garuda, the mighty eagle. A trusted companion. Lord Wisnu, in Hindu mythology is the protector of universe. While Kencana means gold.

ENTRY GATE

bali badung ungasan cultural park garuda wisnu kencana gwk entry gate

bali badung ungasan cultural park garuda wisnu kencana gwk entry gate

WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT GARUDA WISNU KENCANA?

OPENING HOURS:
8.00 AM – 10.00 PM.

CULTURAL SHOW:
10.00 AM – 6.30 PM.

ANIMATION MOVIE:
11.00 AM – 6.00 PM.

UPDATE STATUS OF GWK:

OPEN FOR ANY VISITOR/TOURIST

*) Since March 21st, 2020 GWK has been closed according to government instruction to avoid Corona spreads.

**) Since July 9th, 2020 (Bali New Normal) period, GWK park has been officially open for tourist.

GWK TICKET WINDOW

bali badung ungasan cultural park garuda wisnu kencana gwk ticket window

HOW MUCH GARUDA WISNU KENCANA ENTRANCE FEE?

INTERNATIONAL VISITOR ENTRANCE FEE:
Adult : IDR 100K
Child : IDR 100K

*) Free entrance for children under 110 cm.

UPDATE INTERNATIONAL VISITOR ENTRANCE FEE:
Adult : IDR 125K
Children : IDR 100K
Oldman : IDR 100K

*) Children max height 130 cm and Oldman above 60 years old.

**) The entrance fee lifted up after the highest statue Garuda Wishnu development finished.

DOMESTIC (INDONESIAN) VISITOR ENTRANCE FEE:
Adult : IDR 85K
Child : IDR 85K

*) Free entrance for children under 110 cm.

LOCAL (BALINESE) VISITOR ENTRANCE FEE:
Adult : IDR 60K
Child : IDR 60K

*) IDR 200K for four people with showing Balinese ID card/student card/KITAS/KITAP.

**) Free entrance for children under 110 cm.

GARUDA WISNU KENCANA (GWK) ENTRANCE FEE

International:Entrance Fee:
AdultIDR 125K
ChildIDR 100K
Domestic (Indonesian):
AdultIDR 85K
ChildIDR 85K
Local (Balinese):
AdultIDR 60K
ChildIDR 60K

UPDATE GWK ENTRANCE FEE

bali badung ungasan cultural park garuda wisnu kencana gwk entrance fee

GARUDA WISNU KENCANA TICKET PRICE

bali badung ungasan cultural park garuda wisnu kencana gwk entrance fee

OTHER FEE:

PARKING FEE:
Scooter : IDR 5K.
Car        :  IDR 10K.
Bus        :  IDR 20K.

SHUTTLE BUS FEE (Parking space to Ticket Window):
Free.

SHUTTLE GOLF CAR FEE (Entry Gate to GWK statue):
IDR 30K.

GWK STATUE ENTRY FEE (Enter, lift up & explore inside GWK statue):
IDR 50K.

GWK SHUTTLE BUS

bali badung ungasan cultural park garuda wisnu kencana gwk shuttle bus

WHERE IS GARUDA WISNU KENCANA (GWK) LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Ungasan
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Kuta Selatan
Regency (Kabupaten): Badung
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 22 km south of Denpasar or 1 hour.
About 43 km south of Ubud or 1 hour and 30 minutes.
About 16 km south of Kuta beach or 40 minutes.
About 14 km southwest of Ngurah Rai airport or 30 minutes.

MAP OF GARUDA WISNU KENCANA (GWK):

bali badung ungasan cultural park garuda wisnu kencana gwk map

HOW TO GET TO GARUDA WISNU KENCANA (GWK)?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport to get there. You have to take multiple public transport to reach this place.

From UBUD :
Please take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Ubud – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then, take Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop in the ‘Pesanggaran’ Shelter/Halte.
Then, take Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 1 – Stop in the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK halte).

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 3,500.
  • Timetable: No.

From KUTA :
please to reach Kuta Central Parking – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
please take Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop in the Patasari (Tuban) Shelter/Halte.
Then, take Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 1 – Stop in front of the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK halte).

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 3,500.
  • Timetable: No.

From Ngurah Rai Airport :
Please to reach Ngurah Rai International Domestic Gate first – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then, take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop at Jimbaran 1 Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then, take Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 1 – Stop in the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK halte).

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 3,500.
  • Timetable: 9:15 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:15 PM, 3:15 PM, 5:15 PM and 7:15 PM.

More information about Bali public transportation system:

– Trans Sarbagita Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.
– Batubulan Micro/Mini Bus Station.

*) It’s really not efficient trip using public transport in Bali. Waste your time, energy and money. There is no fixed price in Bali transportation system, except Trans Sarbagita. If the passenger full loaded you will get the price above, but if quiet (little) passenger you will pay more expensive. Seems they applied operational cost basis since the public transport not so popular today (quiet).

**) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this place and use google map as your navigator.

***) You can also use Go-jek or Grab transport. Their price reasonable, but you have to install the apps first and the driver may not be able to speak english.

PLAZA GARUDA

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OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

*) Use Telkomsel SIM card for relative better service than other operator.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
Some sovenirs shop in the area selling foods, snacks and souvenirs.

*) Jendela Bali restaurant has the most scenic city view.

PLAZA WISNU

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HOW TO CONTACT GARUDA WISNU KENCANA (GWK)?

EMAIL:
[email protected]

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:
www.gwkbali.com/

PHONE:
+62 (361) 700 808

*) Sometime you can get cheap entrance fee ticket if you buy online as long if they have a promo.

GWK BALI DANCE SHOW

bali badung ungasan cultural park garuda wisnu kencana gwk balinese dance show

bali badung ungasan cultural park garuda wisnu kencana gwk balinese dance show

bali badung ungasan cultural park garuda wisnu kencana gwk balinese dance show

*) The pictures above show they perform Javanese dance, but all dancer are Balinese. They also learn other dance from other region in Indonesia.

BALI DANCE SCHEDULE

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*) Every hour they have different dance performance.

OTHER VIEW:

AMPHITHEATER GATE

bali badung ungasan cultural park garuda wisnu kencana gwk balinese dance show at amphitheater

ANIMAL STATUE

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bali badung ungasan cultural park garuda wisnu kencana gwk dragon statue

GARDENS (PARK)

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bali badung ungasan cultural park garuda wisnu kencana gwk water park

bali badung ungasan cultural park garuda wisnu kencana gwk water park

GWK STATUE

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*) If you worry about sunburn skin, then you need to bring sunblock cream, hat/umbrella and sunglasses. GWK area is quiet hot in the day time.

SOME ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR GARUDA WISNU KENCANA (GWK) BALI:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting GWK:

1. Dreamland beach
2. Balangan beach.
3. Melasti beach
4. Nusa Dua beach
5. Pandawa beach
6. Labuan Sait Padang-padang beach.
7. Uluwatu temple + monkey forest + sunset + bali dance show.

 

 

 

You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Day 8 itinerary.

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2 thoughts on “GARUDA WISNU KENCANA (GWK) Cultural Park – A Huge Statue, Balinese Dance and Scenic City View

    1. kunzbali Post author

      That’s good idea.
      I also want to visit it again.
      I wanna see the Garuda Wisnu statue after they finished it.

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