Step Inside Indonesia's Chicken Church - Atlas Obscura

Step Inside Indonesia's Chicken Church

Gereja Ayam is a massive chicken-shaped church in the forests of Magelang, Indonesia. Daniel Alamsjah began construction of this non-denominational space in the late 1980s, after experiencing a vision. Due to the financial burden, Alamsjah had to abandon Gereja Ayam in 2000. However, the story of the church spread in 2015, and after significant media attention, Alamsjah revived the church as a tourist destination and gallery. 

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