Taiwanese town builds high heel-shaped church to woo women worshippers
A 55 feet-tall glass shoe, resembling the one often cited in popular fairy tale Cinderella, has been built in Taiwan’s Jiayi County to appeal to female worshippers, media reports said.world Updated: Jan 14, 2016 12:20 IST
A church has walked a lot more than that extra mile to woo female worshippers in Taiwan.
A 55 feet-tall glass shoe, resembling the one often cited in popular fairy tale Cinderella, has been built in Jiayi County to appeal to female worshippers, media reports said.
The 36 feet wide high-heel structure in Ocean View Park in Budai town, on the east coast of Taiwan, is reportedly made out of 320 pieces of glass and features “100 female-orientated photo-taking spots”, including “chairs for lovers” which are “ideal for romantic photographs”.
In another bizarre explanation, reports said the church was built to remember those who had their limbs amputated due to the Blackfoot disease in early 20th century. The structure represents the women’s unfulfilled dream to walk down the aisle at their weddings in beautiful heels, the Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported.
Constructed by the Southwest Coast National Scenic Area, the unique structure will be open to visitors on the Chinese New Year which falls on February 8, the Daily Mail quoted the area’s spokesperson Zheng Rongfeng as saying.
First Published: Jan 14, 2016 12:20 IST