The Cliffs of Uluwatu
In total there are works from over 200 artists, representing 25 countries in total. Continue to Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK), a private cultural park designed by Nyoman Nuarta, one of Indonesia’s foremost modern sculptors. Very much work-in-progress, the statue of the Hindu God Vishnu, to whom the park is dedicated along with the mythical bird Garuda, is currently in three pieces and located in separate parts of the complex.
It is fascinating none-the-less to stroll through the grounds and marvel at this huge piece of art which, when completed and pieced together, will be the largest statue in the world. Finally, travel to the southern-most tip of Bali to visit the famous Uluwatu Temple (*). One of seven sea temples that are said to form a ‘chain’ around the island, it is undoubtedly one of the region’s most venerable places of worship. Perched approximately 70 metres above sea level atop a steep cliff, the temple also has one of the most dramatic locations on the island and is the perfect vantage point from which to observe the huge waves as they roll in from the Indian Ocean and crash against the rock face below.
(*) Please note there are macaque monkeys at Uluwatu Temple and they can be a considerable annoyance. Please heed the advice from your guide on the precautions you should take when visiting temples or forests inhabited by monkeys.