Wednesday, March 24, 2010

GWK Cultural Park, Bali, Indonesia

At the time of posting, the GWK Cultural Park is still being developed and upon completion, it will be spread across 240 hectares (I think this is 2.4M square meters).  It is a privately owned cultural park where private weddings, functions and events can be organized and with a noble complementary intention of ensuring that young Balinese are educated about preserving their cultural heritage.  It is located on the south of Bali island, close to Uluwatu Temple and Dreamland beach.

Mythical Garuda

For those who are curious, GWK stands for Garuda (the mythical bird), Wisnu (the Hindu god) and Kencana.


The whole area is very large and would probably take a couple of hours to walk around and another few hours to attend the many musical performances and dances.  Examples of which includes the Barong dance. Kecak dance, the Rindik music, and of course the traditional Bali greeting through the gamelan music.  You can attend these at the 800 seater amphitheatre.  Entrance fee is Rp50,000 for foreigners and if you are in a rush (like I was), it is definitely not worth while.  However, if you have the time to at least attend some of the cultural shows, it is a bargain as compared to other places where it will cost you more.  Check the daily event schedule before you go.

Cultural Dancer

More pictures can be found at my picasaweb album.

More information can be found at their website.

It is located on the south side of Bali, south of the University (Jimbaran College):-

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