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aruda Wisnu Kencana Statue
GARUDA WISNU KENCANA IS THE tallest statue in Indonesia, the world’s tallest statue of a Hindu deity, and if you include its massive base, the fourth-tallest statue in the world. But it took a long, long time to seat Vishnu on his faithful bird.
Back in 1990, the Indonesian artist and sculptor Nyoman Nuarta came up with the design for a truly ambitious project: the construction of a gigantic statue of the Hindu deity Vishnu riding his eagle-like mount, Garuda, to be built in southern Bali. He quickly gained some influential backers, and by 1993 the president of Indonesia, General Suharto, was also on board.