Even though you should have known all about GWK from all those other articles we have provided you all this time, there’s still a small chance that you have not.
Well, Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park (Indonesian: Taman Budaya Garuda Wisnu Kencana) or GWK, is a tourist destination and attraction located at Ungasan, Badung on the island of Bali, Indonesia about ten to fifteen-minutes’ drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is devoted to the Hindu god Vishnu, and his mount, Garuda, the mythical bird who became his companion. Owned and managed by Alam Sutera Realty, Tbk, the construction of the 120.9-metre statue of Vishnu riding his mount Garuda was completed in August 2018. The park has a land area of about 60 hectares and is 263 metres above sea level.
Designed to be Indonesia’s tallest statue, Garuda Wisnu Kencana was inspired by a story from Hindu mythology about the search for Amerta (the elixir of life). According to this myth, Garuda agreed to be ridden by Lord Wisnu in return for the right to use the elixir to liberate his enslaved mother.
The idea for the monument was not without controversy, and religious authorities on the island complained that its massive size might disrupt the spiritual balance of the island, and that its commercial nature was inappropriate, but some groups approve of the project, because it will be a new tourist attraction on barren land.
The 75-m tall, 65-m wide statue was designed by Nyoman Nuarta. It sits atop a pedestal to bring the total height of the monument to 121 m (397 ft), which is nearly 30 m (98 ft) taller than the Statue of Liberty in the United States. The completed monument is about as tall as a 21-storey building. It weighs 4000 tonnes, making it the heaviest statue in the country.
The statue is made of copper and brass sheeting, with a stainless steel frame and skeleton, as well as a steel and concrete core column. The outer covering measures 22000 m2 in area. The crown of Wisnu is covered with golden mosaics and the statue has a dedicated lighting arrangement. The monument was completed on 31 July 2018 and inaugurated by Indonesian President Joko Widodo on 22 September, 2018.
This Grand site should be your traveling destination with two major holidays around the corner, especially for the New Year’s Eve.
If you happen to be planning a trip to Bali this December, you might have or might have not known where to go for the old and new party yet. For you who have had your itineraries penned down, well, good for you. It means that you are well-prepared and chances are, you’re going to have a blast here. Now, for you who have no plan for the NYE yet, we might have a good idea for you.
With technology growing at such an amazing speed, it’s no wonder that fireworks parties have been getting more and more exciting each year. Now, you might have been wondering how fireworks work.
Well, so do we, so here we help you find out.
Fireworks were first made in China over 1,000 years ago! Gunpowder is what makes gunpowder explode. Potassium nitrate is the most important part of gunpowder. This is what propels the firework into the sky. A fuse is used to light the gunpowder, which ignites to send the firework skyward. Once the firework is in the air, more gunpowder inside it causes it to explode with a BANG!
Colors are made by burning metal salts. Did you know that if you burn table salt (sodium chloride) it makes a yellow flame? Burning different types of metal salts makes different colored flames. The bright sparkles in fireworks come from burning small bits of metal, such as iron or steel filings. Once the firework is in the sky, the gunpowder within the firework ignites.
This causes the ‘stars’, which contain metal salts and iron filings, to explode in different colors and sparkles. If the firework is in sections, the tars can be in different compartments. These compartments explode at different times, making different patterns. The pattern of stars around the central gun powder charge creates different patterns of fireworks. For example, if the stars are in a circle around the black powder charge, you get a circle display of color.
One mistake in the placing of the stars and the whole pattern will be ruined! Now that we understand more about a firework, we think it’s only right to dedicate this NYE looking at a firework party –only this tie with a better understanding of how it works. Talking about a firework party, here’s one that we think you should spend your New Year’s Eve on: the Bali Countdown 2020 – GWK Cultural Park.
With such cool features, you can now imagine how awesome it will be to see a firework party over the towering statue– and not just another firework party too, they claimed–but the BIGGEST on the island. Dubbed as the Bali Countdown 2020 – GWK Cultural Park, this awesome festival will have Diskopantera, Feel Koplo, Joni Agung & Double T, and of course Bali’s top DJs entertain you with live music performances from the evening of the last day of the year; 31 December 2019. Finally, at the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, you will be enjoying the biggest firework in the island.
All these for no more than IDR 75K (for an Earlybird Ticket) is surely an unbeatable deal, would you agree? This amazing event will be held at Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, located on Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan, Kuta Selatan.
If you are interested in the event, all you have to do is type up the name of the event on your favourite search engine and they will show you where you can get the tickets from. Just don’t forget to prepare yourself for the fun you’re gonna have, and also get your body ready for the occasion.
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Happy holiday and have a blast!