BALI Traveller : ~Day 5~ (The GWK Tour)
Remember to go here whenever you visit Bali!!!
Enjoy your Holy-Day! ^^
Friday, March 16th, 2012
After having a nice walk and culinaring at Centro, we take a time to visit Joger again for a shirt. Then, we continue our trip to the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park (GWK).
GWK is located at Bukit Peninsula of Bali, Indonesia. The entry fee is IDR 30000 for local visitor, and IDR 60000 for foreigner.
GWK is related to the Hindu God Vishnu and his partner, the mythical bird called Garuda. In GWK there are a lot of statues and sculptures.
The environment here is so fresh though!
The Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK)
The most famous statue here is the statue of Vishnu which is more than 20 meters high!!!! There is also a Garuda mount. So artistic mount as you can see in the picture!!!
GWK is usually used for many important events because of its beautiful panoramic view. People also use this place for taking wedding photos. I also heard that GWK will be the venue of Miss World 2013.
On the top hills of GWK, there is a telescope that allows you to see the whole Denpasar City panorama. Beside, there is a traditional music instrument that you can take a photo with, but I forget to ask whether it can be played or not because I'm in a hurry to see the performance of Kecak Dance!!!!!
Yeah, so the guard told us that there will be a cultural show held in GWK today at around 5 p.m and he told that the performance today is the famous Kecak dance!!!!! Wow, same as many tourists here, I just can't wait to watch the performance!!!!
Actually, this is the first time I see the Kecak dance. When I enter the show building, it is quite disappointing that the room is really full. It makes me sit on the very back sit. The good news is I still can watch the performance!!! ^^
Nah, let me tell you about the show! So, the Kecak dance is the traditional Balinese dance which primarily by men. The dance flows with the Ramayana drama. The men dancer enter the space, making a big cyrcle with the hands swaying follow the rhythm that is provided by a chanting monkey chorus. The polyrhythmic of the chanting sounds 'Ke-chak' 'Ke-chak' Ke-chak'. Finally I know why the dance is called "Kecak dance" though!!! The dance then continue with the plot. What a really great and powerful performance!!!
With The World Peace Statue
This is the world peace statue at GWK. It is located quite in a high place hahaha.
The scenery around here is so awesome though. Really feel peaceful in front of the peace statue !!!
Hope you all can get a peaceful feeling in your Holy-Day! God Bless You!