Buddhist Temple Built from Beer Bottles

temple interior photo

Fifty years ago the Heineken Beer company looked at reshaping its beer bottle to be useful as a building block. It never happened, so Buddhist monks from Thailand's Sisaket province took matters into their own hands and collected a million bottles to build the Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple. It puts every other bottle building we have shown to shame. temple exterior photo

Even the washrooms and the crematorium are built of bottles, a mix of green Heineken and brown local Chang beer.

temple arty shot photo

arty shot through bottles

temple detail roof photo

detail of roof

temple closeup photo

the pattern work is quite intricate

temple closeup photo

Once again, proving Alex Steffen's point that there is no such thing as garbage, just useful stuff in the wrong place. Thanks to Greenupgrader

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