January 18, 2020

Satria Gatotkaca Statue Bali - Nice Statue And Beautiful Park

Satria Gatotkaca statue is one of the works of Balinese artist, I Wayan Winten from Mas Village, Ubud, Gianyar Regency. This statue was inaugurated on October 30, 1993, and then began to be known and many people came to enjoy its beauty. The existence of this statue has become a medium to introduce Bali to local and foreign tourists, especially in terms of the beauty of art.

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This Gatotkaca statue is surrounded by beautiful gardens and is often called Satria Gatotkaca Park. This spot is easy to reach and is close to the airport. This is located at the T-intersection of Jl. Raya Tuban and Jl. Ngurah Rai Airport, in Tuban, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali. The statue is one of the beautiful sights to greet visitors arriving at Ngurah Rai International Airport.

At first this statue was made for the beauty of landscaping around Ngurah Rai International Airport. Over time, the area around the statue has become an artificial tourist area that attracts many visitors.

Local people believe that the Gatotkaca Statue provides magical protection and security for tourists who come to Bali.

The Satria Gatotkaca statue is often called "Patung Kuda" by the local community, where there are six horses pulling a carriage. The statue is surrounded by lotus flower motifs, and also elephant head motifs with water fountains.

This statue depicts a scene where Karna is standing on a horse-drawn carriage, holding a bow and his ultimate weapon while staring at Gatotkaca. While Gatotkaca was standing over the horses and holding a mace in his hand. The story of this battle is illustrated beautifully and in detail, such an amazing work!

This statue takes the theme from the Mahabharata epic. It tells of the battle between Gatotkaca from Pandavas and Karna on the Kurava Party. Gatotkaca is the son of Bhima (one of the Pandavas) and Hidimbi. He is known as a knight with the ability to fly and also has great magical power. He is responsible for air defense and security protection for the Pandawa Kingdom.

On the other side, Karna was awarded a powerful and deadly weapon by Indra. This will kill any mortal or immortal but can only be used once. In Mahabarata Story, this weapon is known as "Vasavi Shakti" or "Sakti missile" or "Indra missile". While in the classical puppets show or "Wayang Kulit" in Indonesia, the weapon that was awarded to Karna is called the arrow "Kunta Wijayadanu". Karna intend to use this weapon to end Arjuna's life.

During the Mahabharata War, Gatotkaca raged with his great magical power. The Kurava experienced a difficult situation. Finally, Duryodhana asked Karna to use Indra missile and stop Gatotkaca.

Karna agreed, the weapon was hurled and hit Gatotkaca. Gatotkaca finally died in battle and Karna lost his ultimate weapon to face Arjuna. This brave act of Gatotkaca was seen as saving Arjuna from Karna's deadly weapon.

The best way to see and experience Satria Gatotkaca Statue are to come directly to this spot in the morning or evening from the hotel where you stay or from the nearest restaurant after you fill your stomach. You can also book a tour package from a service provider, and then stop by for a while to enjoy the artwork and taking a few photos in the park, after that you can continue the journey to the next destinations. The latter is more efficient; you can optimize the short visit time and visit many interesting spots in Bali.

You can enjoy several attractions near Satria Gatotkaca Statue, such as: Park23 Mall, Bali Inter Dive (BID), Bali Airport Transfer, Discovery Shopping Mall, Waterbom Bali, German Beach, and Kuta Beach.

You can have your meals in restaurants near the statue, including: Wanaku Heritage IndoAsian Cuisine, Recolta Cafe, Ayam Betutu Khas Gilimanuk (Tuban), Pepito Baker's Corner, Holland Bakery, Nasi Pecel Bu Tinuk, Krisna Wisata Kuliner Bali, or Oto Bento Japanese Restaurant.

For accommodation near the statue and also close to the Airport, you can consider options such as: Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport, Grandmas Plus Airport Hotel, Permata Kuta Hotel, Local Bali Hostel, HARRIS Tuban Bali Hotel, PrimeBiz Hotel Kuta, Hotels ibis Bali Kuta, or H Sovereign Bali.

Satria Gatotkaca Park is equipped with ponds, light and water attractions, green grass, and beautiful also well-maintained ornamental plants. At night this statue is adorned with colorful light, really beautiful and interesting as well as a source of light for passing vehicles.

The best time to visit Satria Gatotkaca Park is in the afternoon till evening. Many come to relax, take photos, or just sit back while enjoying the atmosphere. You can also try street food/snacks and beverages nearby during weekends, such as: roasted corn, meatball, and more. This is a cool place to hang out. A really good place and low cost to be relaxed in the evening and spotting planes taking off as it close to the airport.


  1. google.co.id
  2. wikipedia.org _ Ghatotkacha _ on January 16, 2020
  3. wikipedia.org _ Karna _ on January 16, 2020
  4. wikipedia.org _ Astra (Weapon) _ on January 16, 2020
  5. Image : Original Collection

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