Step inside the abandoned Indonesian Chicken Church and let yourself be amazed of the many wonders God was able to leave humanity to stare at. Located in Indonesia’s densely forested areas, the Chicken Church looks over the surrounding trees.
The abandoned Chicken Church, called Gereja Ayam by the locals, is located in Magelang, Central Java, and each year it attracts hundreds of tourists and photographers from all over the world, in their attempt to understand this weird religious place.
Originally built as a prayer house by 67-year-old Daniel Alamsjah who is said to have received a divine message from God, the Chicken Church now lying in ruins was meant to have a dove shape, but as you can see, the divine message is not well reflected in man-made buildings.
Alamsjah also used this building as a rehabilitation center where he treated disabled children, drug addicts and other people in need of help. He was forced to close down the center over 15 years ago due to steep construction costs, and since then, the Indonesian Chicken Church has been lying in ruins.
We all know that Indonesia is home to a large variety of weird religious traditions, like digging up the dead, washing and clothing them and then parading them all over town, but when it comes to architecture, it gets just as weird.
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