Discover Bali: Day 3 – Feeling Beachy
After a long day of sight seeing, a full day of beach, monkeys, and sun was what is really needed. Wayan picked us up at 9am for a relaxing day. He took us to a cultural park called Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK).
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Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK): Cultural Park
The GWK is a cultural park inspired by Hindu Gods and mythical legends. GWK is home to one of the tallest monumental statue in the world and could be seen from afar. Wayan pointed out one of the statue from the highway as we inch closer to the park.
Entrance fee was Rp110,000 ($7.84). Inside the cultural park were theatrical performances, large monuments, and a beautiful park. PL and spent our time snapping photos.
Nasa Dua Beach
From the Cultural Park, we took a beautiful drive to Nasa Dua Beach. There were all sorts of individuals running down the cliff to go surfing. The beach here were unlike any that I’ve seen. The beach was filled with high cliffs. The waves nearly crashes against it. I was a bit bummed that I was not able to relax on the sand, but PL and I made the most of it. We grabbed lunch at Viky Warung & Bar that overlooked the water. The drinks were fantastic there and they served burgers and sandwiches.
Our final stop was the Uluwatu Temple. This was perhaps the highlight of my trip. We paid $23 USD for our short visit. Uluwatu is filled with mischievous monkeys. PL and I spent a great chunk of time trying to find monkeys. It was not until we were about to depart that we saw about 20 to 30 of them. One monkey even snatched this poor man’s flip flops off of his foot as he was walking by. The man tried to retrieve his flops back but the monkey flashed his scary pearly whites at him. Soon, an officer on the bike throws the monkey a round apple. The monkey releases the shoe and the man was able to grab his flops back. I heard about how aggressive these monkeys are. I saw it first hand and you definitely do not want to mess with these guys. After that incident, I definitely held on to my belongings.