Ground Zero Monument

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The Bali Bombing Memorial, Ground Zero was built in the memory of terror attack that took place on 12th October, 2002 in Bali. It is considered as the deadliest terror attack in the history of Bali. The simple yet elegant architecture is made from carved stones and has a huge marble plaque with names as well nationalities of those who were killed in the attack.
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom54,336 contributions
Jul 2019
A sombre place. This simple but effective monument commemorates the Bali bombing tragedy on October 12 2002 that resulted in the deaths of 202 people, mainly tourists.

As you can gather when you are there. The bombing took place right in the heart of then Kuta nightlife to cause maximum damage.
Written May 25, 2020
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Mick B
Perth, Australia79 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Our hotel Dewi Sri was close to the Bali Bombing Memorial and we would walk past here every day. We would always take a moment to think of all those innocent victims of what was a horrific time in Bali.

What I am personally unsure about is the way the memorial is lit up at night, bright strobing colours made it look more like an amusement park than a memorial.

Regardless please take the time to read the names and reflect on the loss of life of so many who were simply innocent victims caught up in an evil idealism.
Written January 11, 2020
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Stephanie A
Gold Coast, Australia80 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Having been in Bali when the bombings took place in 2002, I've never been able to return to the site - despite being to Bali 10 times since. This trip I actually went, and was beyond saddened to see it could easily be mistaken as a theme park entrance at night. Bright neon lights are way over the top and take away from what tranquilly and peace the site should hold. I wish I never returned to the site, or maybe gone in broad daylight so the light show didn't take away from my thoughts for those that didn't make it
Written January 26, 2020
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peterf3088
Mill Park, Australia64 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Went there while looked around Kuta. It’s a beautiful memorial. Nice place to sit and just take it in. Very noisy all around as it’s in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Kuta, but that’s what the area is.
If you’re in Bali, it’s just somewhere you should go, even if it’s for 10 minutes.
Written January 14, 2020
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Wayne H
Melbourne, Australia63 contributions
Jan 2020
Visit here every time in Bali. Such a tragic event that we pray never happens again. So many innocent lives lost. Everyone from around the world when in Bali go visit and just take a moment to remember.
Written January 10, 2020
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Andy W
Shell Cove, Australia292 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Second time I have visited this site and is always an emotional place for me.

Being an Australian we just have to go and pay our respect to all those who died from everywhere around the world in this senseless act.

The names of those lost makes the site a bit of a sacred and a somber location.

Thank you to the Indonesian government and the beautiful people of Bali for creating this beautiful memorial site.
Written March 9, 2020
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Kirri🌱
Perth, Australia142 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
I have no idea what is with this monument and attracting very unsavoury characters after dark.

If you go to this monument any time during the day it’s beautiful and a reminder of those who were so sadly lost during the Bali Terror attacks.

However, come to this place at night and you can literally feel the atmosphere change as you walk through. There are many locals standing around this monument whom seem to be up to no good, selling drugs or preying on drunk tourists. It’s an extremely uncomfortable feeling and I would advise people to quite literally walk on the opposite side of the road during the evening.

This unsavoury area could be due to the sky garden nightclub, which is just across the road. But I’m not entirely sure.
Written March 18, 2019
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royjava6
The Hague, The Netherlands314 contributions
Oct 2019
12-10-2002 - HORROR !!!
Not one deafening bang! Three bombing occured. I was in the SaRi Club, Jln. Legian Kuta, in May 2002 and was shocked by the news about the bomb attack. I mourned in 2003 and the following years. Every year I pay my respect for the 202 victims by visiting the permanent memorial Ground Zero Monument, dedicated on 12 October 2004. So good there is this amazing monument with the names of the victims to read. And be quiet here in thought!
Written November 5, 2019
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2014FpvGt
Perth, Australia1,974 contributions
Feb 2013 • Family
We have been here alot over the last 2 years and its worth a look each time. Everybody that goes to bali needs to stop here and just have a quiet look and take a few photo's. Its easy to find near the surf shops on Legian street. Over the road to the west is a carpark behind a green fence and i have been told this is the other site and that the Australian goverment wants to do another monument here. I hope if they do its just as nice.
Written May 5, 2013
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n1c8
Tenerife, Spain137 contributions
This memorial lists the 200 odd people killed by the bombs in 2002. I was disgusted to see the constant flow of tourists standing in front of the memorial to pose for pictures with big smiles and thumbs up. I don't think that's the point of it. Disrespectful.
Written June 21, 2012
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