Perched on a hill forest, around a 20-minute drive from Borobudur, you will come across this extraordinary landmark known as the Chicken Church or as locals call it “Gereja Ayam”. This giant chicken-like shaped church was built in 1990 by a local man named Daniel Alamsjah.
He built the church as a prayer house for any religion to pray there. He originally meant for the church in the shape of a dove in accordance to the epiphany he had. However the structure is dubbed by locals to look more like a hen than a dove, hence the name chicken church. The construction was halted in 2000 due to financial issues and has been an abandoned structure since then. However, due to the unique and massive structure of this deteriorating landmark, locals and foreign tourists often visit this site as one of their tourism destinations thanks to the power of social media.
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