Buried deep inside the Indonesian jungle is a giant chicken. The long abandoned building, locally known as Gereja Ayam (Chicken Church), is a popular tourist attraction in the hills of Magelang, Central Java.
However, according to its creator, Daniel Alamsjah, 67, the building is neither a chicken nor a church. Daniel says he was working in Jakarta when he suddenly received a divine message from God to build a prayer room in the form of a dove. “Perhaps because of my Christian faith, people thought I was building a church,” he said. “But it’s not a church. I was building a prayer house, a place for people who believe in God.”
The building is only 70 percent complete as of now, but Daniel believes he will be able to finish his masterpiece one day.