Jesus Buntu Burake

Coordinates: 3°05′33″S 119°52′11″E / 3.092400°S 119.869700°E / -3.092400; 119.869700

Jesus Buntu Burake (Indonesian: Patung Yesus Kristus Memberkati, "Statue of Jesus Christ Blessing") is a Roman Catholic statue of Jesus Christ at Makale in Tana Toraja Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is the tallest statue of Jesus Christ in the world, at 40 m (130 ft). It stands on the top of Buntu Burake hill about 1.700 metres above sea level.[1][2]

Jesus Buntu Burake
Patung Yesus Kristus Memberkati
Religion
AffiliationCatholicism
Location
LocationMakale, Indonesia
Architecture
Architect(s)Supriadi and Hardo Wardoyo Suwarto
TypeStatue
Groundbreaking2014
Completed2015
Specifications
Height (max)40 metres (130 ft)
(statue)
52.55 metres (172.4 ft)
(with pedestal)
Materialsbronze

HistoryEdit

Construction of the statue was started in 2013, as designed by Supriadi, an artist of Yogyakarta, with the support of Hardo Wardoyo Suwarto, and made on request of the governor of South Sulawesi, Syahrul Yasin Limpo to promote tourism in Tana Toraja. It was developed piece by piece in Yogyakarta. The official inauguration was held on December 23, 2018, by President Joko Widodo as declared on the inauguration inscription.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RI to Boast 40-meter Jesus Statue". Tempo. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Tana Toraja Ingin Bangun Patung Yesus Kristus Tertinggi di Dunia". Kompas. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Jesus on The Hill in TanaToraja". Retrieved 30 December 2018.