Upon your arrival in Bali, as you face the southern part of the island, you may see a towering figure in the distance, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue. This towering figure is none other than the behemoth-sized statue known as the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK). It is located in the Ungasan area on the southern part of Bali. It is dedicated to the Hindu God of Vishnu and his mount, the mythical bird Garuda. This colossal statue was completed in August 2018, and was inaugurated by the seventh Indonesian President Joko Widodo on September of 2018. It was built with the intention of being Bali’s landmark, which lives up to its name, as the statue is visible from many locations on the island due to its immense size.