Statue park (Garuda Wishnu Kencana Cultural Park) & Ulawatu Temple

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Garuda Wishnu Kencana Cultural Park: might have been my favorite day, this place was really cool :)

POSSIBLY MY FAVORITE DAY OF THE WHOLE TRIP - highly recommend people doing the same events if your there and have time

We decided to take a half day tour for the sunset at Uluwatu. We left our hotel at 2pm and went with our driver to the statue park (Garuda Wishnu Kencana) and ulawatu temple after we stopped by a fancy shopping and entertainment complex at Nusa Dua: Bali Collection (http://www.bali-collection.com) and the Nusa Dua Bali Golf Club looking for special gifts. We also stopped a while to take some pics of the statue at the entrance of Dreamland beach.

Arriving at the statue park, we had to pay the entrance fee for IDR 40,000 ($ 4.5) per person. They have a free show of traditional dance based on schedule.

Monkeys at Pura Luhur Uluwatu (Uluwatu Temple)
We bought sandals for Asri (Balinese Superman's sandals) from Jangkrik Shop there. For more info of the park, you can visit:  http://www.gwk-culturalpark.com

Then we were heading to Uluwatu Temple (Pura Luhur Uluwatu) catching the sunset. We had to pay the entrance for IDR 3000 ($0.32) per person included a sarong you have to wear if you are wearing pants/skirt above ur knees showing your legs, as this is a sacred place for Balinese. They also have a Kecak Dance show during the sunset facing the ocean, so u can watch sunset while enjoying the show, fee is IDR 50,000 ($ 5.5) per person. Watch out for the monkeys here, so many monkeys here who are not scary but are naughty and aggressive, they like taking your stuff such as glasses, books, small bags, etc. The guys at the entrance will warn you to keep your things safely in your bags, listen to them :), the warning's are even written on two boards in different languages (Bahasa Indonesia, English, Dutch and Italian). Monkeys there are sacred too, Balinese believe monkeys help them to keep and guard the forest and temple safe.

plenty to tell about this day :)

cmgervais says:
Wow, gorgeous photos!
Posted on: Jul 13, 2008
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see the temple to the left
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welcome to nusa dua
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maybe planning something new?
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silly girl with bird :)
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run if your scared of the monkey :)
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bird flying over the temple
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