Chicken Church

Chicken Church, Borobudur: Hours, Address, Chicken Church Reviews: 4/5

Chicken Church
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Churches & Cathedrals
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Agustino
Tegal, Indonesia214 contributions
Actually it not a chicken its a Pigeon
Feb 2021
This place was really unique, if you going to Borobudur temple, spare some time to go here. Really good to know the history, and also spare some time to pray here. Even it called as a church, actually they said "house of prayer for every Nation" so every religion can prey here, as long as you feel comfortable.
Written 26 February 2021
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Ade Sihaloho
Jakarta, Indonesia33 contributions
Excellent Service
Nov 2020 • Friends
I spent only for 45 minutes in Bukit Rhema bcs I need to go travel to another beautiful places in Jogja but I feel very Comfy yet secured with the health protocol from the staff during this corona virus issues , they really handle it very serious , such as we were devided per group to tour the whole area maybe 4 persons per group and lucky me when I was there , not so many people visited the place and hand sanitizers are provided every corner area and staff encouraged all visitor to use it. I really happy and feel relief with that kind of rules in this remote location.
And I would like to thank you to Mas Afif who give us the warmest welcome and his sincere hospitality and give us complete explanation such a great communicator abt the history and answered our some questions there in the first time and thank you to Mas Aveq too who incharged on the floor before the roof top , he is so polite and friendly and very care bcoz he remind us to be careful on the stair to the rooftop. And guess what it was amazing on the roof top, I was amazed of how great thou art. I can see beautiful view up there and Borobudur view but they set limited time to be there but it was okay..
so my 45 minutes is priceless , meet awesome people with sincere hospitality and with best view up there and new historical story that I never known . Thank you so much
Written 17 November 2020
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Michael T
Jakarta, Indonesia42 contributions
Antique building
Sep 2020
The architect who designed this building was not very proficient, when he wanted to go up to the roof top his head had to bow because it was very low
Written 21 September 2020
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Geoff
61 contributions
WOW! just WOW!
Nov 2019
if you travel to Jogja this is well worth a trip for a few hours.
I went here when we traveled to the BoroBudur Buddhist temple. After the Buddhist temple our driver Juan (can be hired through many apps) took us to the 'Church of the Doves' it was near a small village where you have to get a jeep up to the top of the hill (would recommend the jeep as you can walk but its very very steep) the weather was hot but the forest offered some great shade!
The church its self was a bit tired but great to see and the views from the head were spectacular.
There is a small cafe in the tail feathers which does some traditional Indonesian food, sosis bakar is always a good choice (sausage on a stick) .
you can sit and eat and enjoy the spectacular views.
there is a religiuos element to the building and they respect many faiths and provide private prayer rooms in the cold interior.
I bought several items from the little stalls outside the church and posed for pictures with the stall owners children as they don't see British people often.
Very cheap to see and not too busy (unlike some of the attractions in Jogja) it is well worth the car ride, its not far away from the Buddhist temple but it is off the beaten track in the forest.
Written 2 April 2020
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A B Quek
12 contributions
Visited out of curosity
Apr 2019
Do not know what to make out of this place. Think it would have been more respectful if they had built it as a observation tower. Nice view though.
Written 27 February 2020
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Henry Yeoh
Penang Island, Malaysia45 contributions
Chicken Church / Gereja Ayam
Feb 2020 • Solo
A place to be visit... But u have to walk from the ticketing counter up to the main entrance approximately 300m and quite tired when reaching the main entrance.

You can have a very nice view from the top.

Actually is not a chicken... it suppose to be called Pigeon... Burung Merpati in local language...
Written 22 February 2020
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ughl
Wuhan, China6 contributions
Do this of you really want to waste 100,000 and an hour.
Feb 2020 • Couples
I mean, it is exactly what it claims to be. I can't fault it that.

But donate your money instead! Indonesia has a lot of people who need more help than these clever folks. The place isn't bad, but it's definitely not worth the price.

A good view of borobudur though!
Written 11 February 2020
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Geoff
61 contributions
Cluck cluck Sosis bakar
Nov 2019 • Couples
Had a great time, would recommend paying the extra to take the little jeep up the hill as it’s very steep!
The locals are lovely and don’t be shocked if you are asked for a picture with them, they love a ‘Bule’ (foreigner)
The little restaurant in the tail offers great views of the jungle and lovely sausage on a stick (Sosis bakar) other Indonesian food is available.

The trip here is off the beaten track so not as busy as others but is worth the trip, when else will you see a church in the shape of a chicken?
Written 9 February 2020
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The_Traveler010710
Shah Alam, Malaysia2,121 contributions
Prayer House for All!
Jan 2020 • Family
This is prayer house for all religions. It was named Chicken Church by visitors since it looks like a church with chicken shape. It looks very ancient but actually it was built in 1992 (not so long ago).

Located not too far from Borobudur Temple, please drop by as this is something different from the rest of the temples.
Written 31 January 2020
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Ndangm
Curug, Indonesia588 contributions
Meant as Pigeon NOT Chicken
Jan 2020 • Family
It is said that this Church was built in a shape of Pigeon as a symbol of ‘Peace’ in which this Church is meant for Catholic & Christian.
However, from above eventually people recognized this more as Chicken instead.
To get there, all vehicle must park in parking area, you should walk up a bit to buy ticket (@IDR 30,000) and plus IDR 15,000 for riding a jeep back-forth 150m as the stairs is very stiff and slippery when wet.
Written 2 January 2020
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