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Statue of Christ Blessing, Indonesia

From series “The Most Grandiose Statues and Monuments”
Year: 2010. Height: 50 meters.

Travellers who are going to visit Indonesia should definitely look into the town of Manado. Here they can see one of the greatest sculptures in the world, the Statue of Christ Blessing. The sculpture stands on top of a hill at an altitude of 150 meters above sea level. It is absolutely visible from anywhere in the tiny town and serves as an excellent reference point for tourists. The height of the monument is 50 meters, taking into account the 20-meter pedestal.

The Statue of Christ Blessing is among the five largest statue of Jesus Christ in the world.  It ranks in the top 10 tallest sculptures of Asia. The idea to build the unique monument in a small Indonesian town belonged to the representatives of the Christian movement of Manado and North Sulawesi Society and to Worship God. For many years, they restrained from the project only because of lack of sufficient funds. In 2007, the sponsor of the ambitious project finally appeared. It was the businessman Ciputra.

Famous experts of Yogjakarta Engineer Company were involved in the creation of the monument. It took them 3 years to complete it. The implementation of this cultural project has taken incredible money for poor countries. It costed about 540 thousand US dollars. Today, the statue of Christ Blessing is one of the outstanding attractions of Indonesia. It features not only an impressive scale, but also a quite unusual appearance. The sculpture is mounted on a pedestal at an angle of 20 degrees, which inadvertently creates the effect of figure of Christ soaring in the air. The monument looks particularly impressive in the evening, when the illumination is activated. To the beginning - Spring Temple Buddha

Statue of Christ Blessing - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'ATM BNI FRESH MART SWALAYAN' located in 0.5 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Cv. Dam's Group' is located in 2.16 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'PT. Saferindo Inti Perkasa' in 0.28 km
Supermarket: 'Warung Kelontong' in 0.4 km
Parking: 'Parkiran' in 3.3 km
Apotheek: 'Apotek Nusantara Farma' in 1.82 km
Police station: 'Pos Jaga' in 0.71 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Warung Makan Lamongan' in 0.48 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Sam Ratulangi Airport MDC - in 14 km

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