NuArt Sculpture Park in Bandung City, Indonesia
Many references for tourism reside in Bandung City Indonesia, near to Lembang Sub-District. For instance, there is NuArt Sculpture Park which is located in Ciwaruga Village. It belongs to Mr. Nyoman Nuarta (a famous sculptor), who carved the renowned Bali’s Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue! His other works are Proclamation Monument in Jakarta and Jalesveva Jayamahe in Surabaya. Today, his gallery has become one of the best attractions in West Bandung Regency as it offers interesting art collections and a perfect place to take pictures! Not to mention it is suitable for a family recreation during weekends.
In terms of size, the park has the width of about 3 hectares. Several rooms or galleries reside on this park, displaying different types of works of arts created by Mr. Nyoman Nuarta. The good thing is that the park offers soothing and peaceful nuance with many plants and grassy landscape. The fact is that the park features mostly an open area, so the atmosphere is quite spacious and comfortable. Aside from the main galleries, the park features several rooms displaying works of other artists. There is even a hall used for conducting discussion and different types of performances.
Exploring NuArt Sculpture Park
It is true the guests should pay the entry ticket in order to get in this park. Have no worries. They can exchange the ticket for a warm beverage later. Once getting in the park, the guests can explore it thoroughly and witness various types of sculptures made by Mr. Nyoman. Here is the thing. This park is part of a complex so it would be a little bit puzzling to get around. In this case, tourists should consider hiring a tour guide before visiting the park.
When it comes to the sculpture, the most noticeable one is called “Waiting”. It is a statue of a woman wearing only bras and a cloth, gazing in front of a door. According to the description, the statue represents the life of a prostitute, waiting for her customers. The next interesting statue is called “Drupadi”. It consists of 3 statues (a man, woman, and devil). It represents how the devil successfully suggests such lovers for killing their baby due to an affair.
Many other statues are available and each of them tells different interesting meaning. So, make sure to get around the park thoroughly and watch them all. Later, before going home, do not forget to try local foods on nearby café and enjoy some signature snacks of Bandung including Batagor. In special occasions, in fact, tourists can enjoy a theatrical performance done by local artists on this site!
- Amazing Art World
- Kaila Aquarium
- West Bandung Zoo
How to Get There
The distance between Bandung City and Ciwaruga Village is only 11.3 km, so it takes about 40 minutes to get to the park. What is the best route? Mostly, tourists would take Layang Pasupati Street when heading to NuArt Sculpture Park Indonesia.
Where to Stay
- Summer Hills Hotel
- Ammeera Hotel