Bali is now home to a new cultural park celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Indonesian Republic.
Indonesia in miniature is presented at the newly opened Taman Nusa Park on Jalan Taman Bali, Banjar Blahpane Klod, in the village of Sidan I Gianyar.
An approximate one hour drive from Bali’s capital of Denpasar, Taman Nusa Park provides a glimpse of Indonesia’s rich historical past and the hundreds of ethnic cultures that populate the archipelago's more than 17,000 islands.
Upon entering the Park, guests pass through a prehistoric cave paying homage to Indonesia’s long inhabitation by man. Beyond the cave, guests can visit a miniature replica of Java’s Borobudur Temple together with other monuments drawn from every corner of Indonesia.
Conceived and built by Indonesian businessman Santosa Senengsyah who describes his park as along-standing dream to build an Indonesian cultural park as Bali’s offering to the Republic and the larger world.
Santosa said he hopes Taman Nusa will not only serve as a tourist attraction but also as a place of education on Indonesia’s rich culture.
Motivated by a deep love of Nation, Santosa is easily moved to tears when he describes his vision of a park serving as a center for the promotion of the national culture.
The park covers a 15-hectare site divided into separate areas dedicated to pre-history, the bronze age, a cultural village with over 60 traditional homes from various parts of Indonesia, ancient Indonesian history, the struggle for national independence, modern Indonesia in miniature toured on minaturei trains and Indonesia of the future.
The park also offers an auditorium, exhibition space, a souvenir shop, and an Indonesian restaurant.
[Taman Nusa Website]
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