High-Heeled Shoe-Shaped Church Built in Taiwan to Attract Female Worshipers

Church has indeed taken on a new, out of the ordinary look in Taiwan, where a gigantic Cinderella-like glass shoe-shaped church has been built in Taiwan with the intention of enticing more women to church.

The church, which was completed on Monday, is located next to the sea in Budai Town, on the east coast of Taiwan. It towers over the surrounding buildings at 55 feet tall and 36 feet wide. The church, although apparently modern, draws on traditions within Taiwanese culture.


The architecture of the shoe-shaped-building, which is made out of 320 pieces of blue-tinted glass, has been designed to intentionally target female worshipers.

Zheng Rongfeng, spokesperson for the Southwest Coast National Scenic Area, where the shoe stands, told the Daily Mail there will be one hundred supposedly female-orientated features in the church, including maple leaves, chairs for “lovers”, biscuits and cakes.


According to the building’s administrative office, before a Taiwanese wedding the bride wears a healed shoe to tread on and smash tiles before throwing the shattered pieces away. This symbolises the end to one chapter and the beginning of married life.

The church is designed to host weddings and provide photo opportunities. It is scheduled to open before Chinese New Year on 8 February.


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