- LEGENDARY Catur Muka Statue stands rigidly in the heart of Denpasar City and marks the zero kilometer of Denpasar
- Aside from this statue, visitors can have a look at some points of interest offered by this heritage area.
The heart of the city or zero kilometer of the city of Denpasar sits at an intersection of four near the Puputan Badung Square. Well, this center point is marked with the establishment of a magnificent statue called Catur Muka. Meanwhile, the inscription of the zero kilometer can be found near the statue or at the northern verge of the square.
Catur muka literally means four faces. This statue depicts Lord Brahma with four different characteristics. The face facing Jalan Surapati (east) is Lord Iswara representing the nature of wisdom; Lord Mahadev facing Gajah Mada (west – compassion); Lord Vishnu facing Jalan Veteran (north – strong and purifying the human soul); and Lord Brahma facing the Jalan Udayana (south – maintaining peace).
This nine-meter high granite sculpture was created by I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, a famous artist from Ubud, in 1973. The statue that stands at this intersection is surrounded by a pond and garden with a number of fountains that flow periodically over a period of time. It will be even more beautiful if you watch it at night because the fountains are illuminated with colorful lights.
Before the pandemic, this area was the location for the Denpasar Festival which was held regularly towards the end of the year. The public and tourists pour out over all the events and various exhibitions and enjoy the typical culinary offerings of Denpasar. Thus, the Catur Muka Statue is a very favorite place to make selfies for visitors.
Nearby there are a number of points of interests belonging to the Denpasar City heritage area. They are Puputan Badung Square becoming the battlefield in the Puputan Badung War or all out war in 1906, Bali Museum in the east (established in 1932), Jagatnatha Temple, Chinatown of Jalan Gajah Mada in the west and Inna Bali Heritage Hotel in the north.