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Yesus Kase Berkat

Manado, Indonesia

A massive statue depicts Jesus as if he's about to take off in flight. 

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In one of the few Protestant-majority cities in Indonesia, you can find this interesting statue of Jesus looking like he’s about to take off over the sprawling city of Manado. With a 30-meter (98-foot) statue on a 20-meter (66-foot) pedestal, it is one of the largest statues of Jesus Christ in the world. (The Christ of Vũng Tàu in Vietnam clocks in at 32 meters (105 feet).)

The statue’s official name in Manado language is Yesus Kase Berkat or Kristus Kase Berkat (which translates as Jesus Blesses or Christ Blessing) It cost 5 billion Rupiah (about 540,000 dollars) to build. On the pedestal at the base of the monument you can find an inscription with the  monument´s stand is inscribed with the slogan of North Sulawesi province: “Torang Samua Basudara” (“we are all brothers and sisters.”)

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