FLIGHT STATUS

GWK, Uluwatu Temple & Kecak Dance

Designed and built by Nyoman Nuarta, one of Indonesia’s foremost modern sculptor, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) statue and its pedestal building will be standing 150 meters height with its wings span 64 meters across. The status is picturing Lord Wisnu, as the source of wisdom, riding on the back of the mythical bird Garuda, as the manifestation of conscience toward Amerta, the perennial goodness. At present time, parts of the complete statues have been placed temporarily in different plazas within the area.

The status and its pedestal will be surrounded by more than 240 hectares cultural park that provide attractions for both local and foreign visitors, with supporting facilities such as Lotus Pond, Festival Park, Amphitheater, Stree Theather, Exhibition Hall, as well as restaurants and souvenier shops.

From GWK, it’s about 20 minutes drive to the southernmost tip of Bali. Set on the cliffs which drop sharply into the sea, the Uluwatu Temple is an unbelievable sight, perched on a precariously narrow cliff, 50 meters above the Indian Ocean pounding the rocks below. To give its full name, the Pura Luhur Uluwatu means” the temple above the final stone” which couldn’t be nearer to the truth, as it hangs right over the abyss.

Then join to see the famous Kecak Dance at the nearby area of Uluwatu Temple.
The chorus consists of up to 70 men sitting in concentric circles, around an oil lamp, clapping and shouting as one being. Their slow chant begins with a cak-cak-cak sound, resembling the monosyllabic chattering of monkeys. This is no coincidence as the story behind the dance involves Sugriwa, king of the monkeys and his loyal army. The dance takes about an hour, with the ocean as the backdrop.

Duration: Approx. 15:30-20:00