After a good night sleep, we got to wake up slightly later in the morning because today's schedule was not as packed as the day before. After Fann & I grabbed our breakfast at the lobby restaurant, we waited for Boby to come fetch us to continue our photography journey. Our next destination was the famous Tanah Lot.
After that, we walked a little further down the right. There was another temple called Enjung Galuh Temple. It is a temple that is located on above of coral island which is sordid to middle of the ocean. Upon reaching the temple, there is a spot whereby you can view Tanah Lot Temple at another beautiful angle. Also, we could also view the beautiful Batu Bolong Temple. The temple was located on a rock that stick out to the ocean and had a huge hole (as you can see in the image). The view was spectacular.
On the way to our next destination, we came across some beautiful padi fields. The place looked similar to Sekinchan. Too bad the time wasn't right for harvest yet, therefore all the crops were still pretty short. We got down from the car only to find the cutest thing I've ever seen on a padi field.
A group of ducks were waddling around the padi fields. The Balinese word for ducks is 'Bebek'. Boby told us because it sounded like the the duck's quack, hence the name. These bebeks were running around the fields feeding themselves with worms I'm guessing. There were white and brown ones. Never have I seen so many ducks in a padi field before.
As we continued our journey down South, we reached our next destination called the Garuda Wisnu Kencana. It is a 240 hectares cultural park. It is situated 15 minutes from the Denpasar International Airport. With Uluwatu to the west and Nusa Dua to the east. The entrance fee was IDR50,000.
The place is devoted to the Hindu God, Lord Vishnu and his mount, Garuda. The cultural park is huge and we had to walk quite a certain distance to reach the massive Vishnu statue. It is designed and built by Nyoman Nuarta, one of Indonesia’s foremost modern sculptor, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue or GWK and its pedestal building will be standing 150 meters tall with its wings span 64 meters across. At the moment, we can see a partially built Vishnu statue without arms which is about 23 metres high. Upon completion, it will become the world's largest statue.
Right behind the Plaza Wisnu is the Plaza Garuda where the 18 meters tall statue of Garuda placed temporarily. The Garuda statue now overlooks a huge open space area called the Lotus Pond. The space is surrounded by colossal limestone pillars and is big enough to house about 7000 people. Also, that's where Iron Maiden held their massive sold out concert last year. Pretty amazing huh?
To be honest, I felt that the Garuda Wisnu Kencana was a pretty boring place. Not until the place is fully completed, I won't be coming back here again. I'm guessing, it may be the heat that day as well. Fann & I took a couple of silly shots there and quickly headed back to the van where Boby was waiting for us. Here's some extra shots: