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Raffles Bali - Embrace the Majesty of the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue
August 29th 2023

Embrace the Majesty of the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue

In the heart of the Island of the Gods stands a monumental symbol of beauty, artistry, and spirituality—the awe-inspiring Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue. Majestically perched atop a hill in Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, this colossal masterpiece invites visitors to witness its grandeur and embrace the cultural significance it holds. Situated just a mere 11 minutes’ drive from Raffles Bali, this iconic landmark promises an unforgettable experience that seamlessly blends art, mythology, and Balinese heritage.

The Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue stands as a testament to the creative prowess of the Balinese people and their deep-rooted reverence for mythology. This monumental sculpture depicts the divine deity Garuda, a mythical bird-like creature in Hindu mythology, alongside Lord Wisnu, the preserver and protector of the universe. With a height of 121 meters (397 feet), the statue stands as one of the tallest in the world and embodies the harmonious relationship between art, spirituality, and the natural surroundings.

Visiting the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue is not merely an encounter with an extraordinary work of art; it is an immersive journey into the heart of Balinese culture and spirituality. As you approach the statue, you will be greeted by a sprawling cultural park that showcases the island’s vibrant heritage through various exhibitions, traditional performances, and immersive experiences. Immerse yourself in the traditional dances, art displays, and cultural shows that provide glimpses into Bali’s rich traditions and artistic legacy.

Explore the vast expanse of the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, home to a multitude of attractions and landmarks that captivate visitors of all ages. Discover the mesmerizing Lotus Pond, a tranquil oasis adorned with blooming lotus flowers and intricate Balinese architecture. Marvel at the sacred Garuda Plaza, where the mythical bird Garuda stands guard, symbolizing protection and prosperity. The park also offers panoramic vistas of Bali’s picturesque landscapes, providing a serene environment for reflection and appreciation of nature’s wonders.

Satisfy your culinary cravings at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, where an array of dining options awaits. Indulge in a delectable range of local and international cuisines, offering a symphony of flavors that tantalize the taste buds. Browse through the art markets and galleries to find unique souvenirs, intricate handicrafts, and artistic treasures that serve as lasting reminders of your unforgettable visit.

Located a mere 11 minutes’ drive from Raffles Bali, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue beckons guests to embark on a journey of inspiration and adventure. The seamless proximity of these two extraordinary destinations allows visitors to experience the best of both worlds—luxurious tranquility at Raffles Bali and the grandeur of the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue.



Raffles Bali is an intimate oasis of emotional well-being. Located in beautiful Jimbaran Bay, the new luxury resort is perched on a hill offering unparalleled views of the ocean and its own secluded beach. With just 32 well-appointed pool villas providing utmost relaxation due to its generosity of space, each featuring their own outdoor terrace and private pool, Raffles Bali is one of the most exclusive hotels in Bali and boasts stunning sunsets, lush tropical gardens and exquisite dining. Guests can indulge in a signature Bali Sling in the iconic Writers Bar, enjoy a romantic dinner in The Secret Cave and Purnama Honeymoon Bale or rejuvenate at the indulgent The Sanctuary, a hillside treatment suite or Raffles Spa. Raffles Wellbeing Butlers can arrange a variety of bespoke treatments, cultural immersions and activities to deliver the ultimate in Emotional Wellbeing in the Island of the Gods. | |



Raffles Hotels & Resorts boasts an illustrious history and some of the most prestigious hotel addresses worldwide. In 1887, Raffles Singapore set the standard for luxury hospitality, introducing the world to private butlers, the Singapore Sling and its enduring, legendary service. Today, Raffles continues this tradition in leading cities and lavish resort locales, enchanting travelers with meaningful experiences and service that is both gracious and intuitive. Connoisseurs of life choose Raffles, not merely for its aura of culture, beauty and gentility, but for the extraordinary way they feel when in residence with Raffles. Each Raffles, be it Paris, Istanbul, Dubai, Warsaw, Jakarta or the Seychelles, serves as a venerated oasis where travelers arrive as guests, leave as friends and return as family. Raffles is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. | |

For further information, please contact:

Celine Devianty

Assistant Marketing Communications Manager

Raffles Bali