New Taiwanese Church Resembles Cinderella's Glass-Slipper

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Photo Credit: South west coast national scenic Area & inhabitat

In an attempt to attract more female visitors to the area, officials of the Budai Township in Chiayi County, Taiwan have come up with an unusual idea - A church in the shape of a glass slipper. Though the design closely resembles Cinderella's shoe, it was inspired by a local, albeit sad folklore.

According to the legend in the mid-1960's, a 24-year-old resident was diagnosed with Blackfoot disease and had to have both her legs amputated. As a result, her wedding was canceled, and the young girl ended up spending the rest of her life at a church. According to officials, "The high heel is intended to honor her memory."

Photo Credit: Southwest coast national scenic area & Inhabitat

Situated on a patch of white sand in the seaside resort's Ocean View Park, the shiny blue structure that measures an impressive 55-feet tall and 36-feet wide is made out of 320 tinted glass panels. It cost the town an astounding $668,000 USD!

Officials say the church that has a giant built-in stage will not be used to host ceremonies. Instead, they hope women will fall in love with its fairy-tale look and use it as a venue and backdrop for their pre-wedding photographs. To make it more appealing and perfect for taking romantic pictures the inside features over 100 props that include faux maple leaves, biscuits, and cakes. Whether women find the shoe-shaped church, 'romantic' will be revealed when it opens its doors to the public in early February.

Resources: dezeen.com,wired.com,npr.com, photos: southwestcoastnationalscenic area & inhabitat

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809 Comments
  • jusorero-162694436325
    Long live taiwan
    • andrewliu1003
      andrewliu100310 months
      I live in Taiwan!
    • alme2gold
      alme2gold12 months
      big nice shoe
      • x_goddess_x
        x_goddess_xabout 1 year
        Cool, cinderella is cool.
        • pastelea
          pasteleaabout 1 year
          Cool but I don't like Cinderella
          • kenz9876
            kenz9876over 2 years
            So cool!😆
            • lovethebugover 2 years
              OMG that shoe is mine i love it
              • maireabout 3 years
                Cooooooool. ( Sorry It's to romantic)
                • Johannaabout 3 years
                  That’s going to be so romantic
                  • upabout 3 years
                    So coooool