Chicken Church
Chicken Church
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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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ughl
Wuhan, China6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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 February 11, 2020
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Ade Sihaloho
Jakarta, Indonesia36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 November 17, 2020
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Jeremy Caney
Seattle, WA472 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Do I recommend going to Gerja Ayam? I don’t know, man. And, regardless, you’ve probably already made up your mind anyway.

To be clear, you’re not coming here for the “Chicken Church”. (Or, at least, I hope you’re not.) You’re coming here for Borobudur Temple. But, while you’re in the area, you should absolutely take time to visit some of the gorgeous countryside and hang out in the local villages.

The area around the church is part of that beauty. I biked here from Borobudur, and then onto Tanjung Sari Village. I thoroughly enjoyed that ride, and everything I saw along the way. The rural road here goes past some lovely rice paddies, wood farm houses, bamboo bridges, rivers, &c.

The church itself is, of course, an oddity—perhaps more notable as a piece of trivia than a destination. It’s kitschy, wierd, and makes for an amusing story. That said, the entry is expensive (for what it is), much of the interior is unremarkable—though some of the wall art is fun—and the views are admittedly excellent. Also, the small cafe (in the chicken’s butt) is surprisingly tasty.

I went because I like bizarre follies. And this definitely qualifies as a bizarre folly. I was happy with my visit. But for most people, I’d recommend just going to nearby Punthuk Setumbu. It offers better views—including a view overlooking the Chicken Church, so you can still get a photo of it.

As far as getting there, I really enjoyed biking. But it’s worth noting that the main road there from Borobudur is a steady climb, and then the road up to the temple is quite steep. And that’s even more true if you’re coming from the south. I am not a good enough bicyclist to handle that, and had to walk a portion of it. (And unless you hire a Jeep, you have to walk to final stretch regardless.) I doubt most cars could navigate the southern route, and certainly not in the wet season. It’s really steep!

If you do go, I still recommend visiting Punthuk Setumbu. In fact, you can take a shortcut up there from behind the church, which is more direct than backtracking to the main road.
Written April 2, 2019
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Cass Pom
Mont Tremblant, Canada26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
It is cheap to enter and quite far to get too! I wouldn't recommend going by motorbike. The top of the chicken is really small and they limit the number of people that can go up. It wasn't busy when we got there at 5ham to see the sunrise, but as we left people were waiting to go up.
Sadly it was very cloudy and we didn't see the sunrise, but it was still nice to visit the church. YOU DO NOT SEE BOROBODUR FROM THE CHURCH.
There is pretty cool art painted on the walls as well. :)
Written July 27, 2017
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TroyFridatama
Jakarta, Indonesia25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Another spot to catch the sunrise. Make sure you are on top of the chicken's head to have great 360 degrees view
Written July 17, 2017
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Chy737
Singapore30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
I was on my motorbike and also to turn in from the main road to the chicken church. A group of men was waiting on their motorbikes and they told me the road is closed. They offered to take me via another route for 40,000 idr. I refused and he lowered it to 20,000. I felt it was a scam but I let them take me on another route.:( Liers. The road is perfectly fine. I took it on the way out and they were no longer there. Arghhhh just ignore those men and go ahead.

Church is nice. You can go to the top for a nice view and also have some fried tapioca at the end. Steep 5 mins walk from the parking place.
Written April 29, 2017
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markwaterman1970
Feltham, UK13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Please can you change the name of this attraction as this place of prayer is not a chicken. The design is of a Dove with a crown on its head. Depicting PEACE for all. This place also isn’t a church, it’s a house of prayer. The residents find it insulting calling it a chicken. So please change the title of this attraction. Do your research correctly.
Written August 29, 2022
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Ndangm
Curug, Indonesia591 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 January 2, 2020
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Aditia S
Jakarta, Indonesia34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Well, know from AADC 2 movies. Sadly the owner decided to add several visitor attractions such as cafe and more prayer rooms.

Have a good view through
Written December 23, 2019
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greatlife64
Singapore, Singapore102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited the "Chicken" Church with a friend in conjunction with my Borobudur visit. Not an easy place to access when the building sits atop a very steep almost 60° slope! Formerly a church, it has become a "tourist place" with different religions being featured and small rooms for people to pray. Atop the "chicken" head, beautiful 360° scenery as far as the eyes can see and nice photos to take. Some free tapioca snacks comes with the 30k Rph entry fees (for foreigners). Overall, visit this place only if you have time to kill and no other place to go.
Written November 29, 2019
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