Bajra Sandhi Monument is a monument to the struggles of the Balinese people throughout history. This place is like a symbol, a memorial, historical museum and a religious belief in Hinduism of Balinese people.
The monument is located in Renon Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The place is built since 1987 but it officially opens in 2003. It is for show the defeat of Japan on 17th August 1945 with its grand structure that resembles a Balinese Hindu priest’s praying bell Bajra or Genta at religious ceremony. There are seventeen main doors, eighth teen pillars with forty five meters height. If you go on top of tower, you’ll see a view 360 degrees around this place.
The monument is comprising of thirty-three dioramas depicting the journey history from a period of prehistory. The existence of building is strongly relating to the meaning of Hinduism philosophy, namely Yoni colossus. From other side, the Yoni colossus is also describing the story of twiddling Mandhara Giri at Ksiranawa which is taken away from passage of Adi Parwa (Hindu’s Book).
The area around this monument is a park with big field where the Balinese people and tourists can take a walk and relax. There is a lot of pines along two sidewalks with also trees and different kind of flowers. The Bali Arts Festival takes place here at a park in June until July every year.
Tourists can rent a car or take a taxi from airport or a heart of Kuta to Bajra Sandi Monument. If you’re from Sanur, you can take a bus which destination is Teuku Umar. This monument opens every day with a fee.