Brazil has popular destinations such as the Christ the Redeemer statue or the redeemer statue of Jesus. Every year Rio de Janeiro is visited by thousands of tourists who want to see firsthand the splendor of the statue. However, it turns out that Christ the Redeemer is not the only tallest statue of Jesus in the world.
Did you know that in Indonesia there is also a statue of the tallest Jesus in the world, precisely located in Tana Toraja,South Sulawesi. This magnificent statue stands on a hill as high as 1700 meters above sea level. Here are the facts of the statue of Jesus Dead end Bade that need to be listened to.
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The tallest statue of Jesus in the world
It is claimed to be the second tallest in the world and defeats the statue of Jesus the Redeemer in Brazil which has a height of 40 meters. The statue of Jesus Buntu Burake has a foundation of 17 meters making the body of the statue to 23 meters. The first position of the tallest statue of Jesus is in Poland which has a height of 52.5 meters.
Involving Artists from Yogyakarta
This statue of Jesus in Toraja was initiated by the Governor of South Sulawesi Syahrul Yasin Limpo. While the designer is an artist from Yogyakarta named Supriadi and assisted wardoyo Suwarto.
The construction of this statue itself aims to advance local tourism. Built from 2014 to 2015, the statue was unveiled on December 23, 2018.
Popular Destinations in Tana Toraja
With qualified support facilities instantly the Statue of Jesus Buntu Burake became a popular destination in Tana Toraja. Even before the existence of this statue, Bukit Buntu Burake itself has become a tourist icon in the area.
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This statue became a popular tourist attraction in Buntu Burake although identical as a religious tourist attraction for Christians.
Growing in Popularity with Glass Bridges
Various facilities continue to be developed to attract tourists. One of them is the construction of a glass bridge that is claimed to be the widest in Indonesia. The glass bridge built in January 2018 spent up to Rp 4 billion.
This glass bridge along almost 100 meters is the best spot to enjoy the beauty of the city of Makele. This spot is also a target for visitors to hunt for instagramablephotos. If one day you get the opportunity to visit this statue of the tallest Jesus, don’t forget to take pictures on this glass bridge!