Bali builds world’s largest bronze sculpture at GWK
Almost 30 years in the making and measuring 121 meters high (271 meters above sea level), the statue of Lord Vishnu riding a Garuda bird with a wingspan of 64 meters at Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park will be the largest bronze sculpture of the world and the second tallest statue on the planet behind the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China, which rises to 153 meters.
According to DetikTourism Minister Arief Yahya believes that “GWK will strengthen Bali as the # 1 destination in the world”, a distinction awarded to the island by TripAdvisor in 2017. Yahya added that GWK has also become the honeymoon destination most popular for Ctrip, the largest online travel agency in China.
The GWK Cultural Park is located in 60 hectares of an abandoned limestone quarry and is home to an amphitheater, dance performances, shops, restaurants, exhibition and conference halls, accommodation and a concert hall that can accommodate more than 7,000 people.
The statue is expected to be completed in August this year, just over a month ahead of the IMF-World Bank annual meeting scheduled for October. GWK Park Commercial Director Arifin said as per the planned itinerary a dinner would be held for all delegates at the GWK Festival Park according to The Jakarta post.
Sources: Detik, Sindo News, GWK Cultural Park, The Jakarta Post
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