There's a bizarre church in the Indonesian jungle that looks like a giant chicken

Some go to Italy to see its churches, and some go to Indonesia.

There’s a giant abandoned church in Mageland, a forested area that’s located in the Indonesian province of Central Java, that looks like a giant bird.

Daniel Alamsjah built the quirky-designed place of worship in 1990 after he received a revelation from God.

Keep scrolling to see more pictures of the bizarre construction.

It was originally intended to look like a dove, but locals thought otherwise and nicknamed it the 'Chicken Church' instead.

It has the features of a bird body, tail, and head included in its design.

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A crown even rests upon its head.

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While its doors were officially open, it served as a prayer house and rehab center.

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The high cost of construction unfortunately led to its closing over 15 years ago,

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Now, graffiti adorns its interior.

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The structure is surrounded by a large and thick array of trees.

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Although now abandoned, hundreds of photographers and general travellers come to see the bird each year in Magelang.

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Magelang is one of the six cities in the Indonesian province of Central Java.

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It's still considered a place of worship for people around the world who come to see it.

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