A Buddhist temple is built using 1.5million recycled beer bottles
A Buddist Temple inthe northeast of Thailand has been built using only recycled beer bottles. The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple got their bottles from the nearby community and they had already built shelters in this way as well.
It is sometimes called Wat Lan Kuad or 'Temple of A Million Bottles' and they provide the building blocks for everything. It took about 1.5 million recycled bottles to build the temple and the monks said they will keep collecting recycable bottles so that they can keep building structures.
Recycling doesn't stop at building the temple's buildings - mosaics around the temple, predominantly of Buddha, are made out of bottle caps.
Besides being ego-friendly, the disused bottles don't fade, provide good lighting and are easy to clean.
'The monks at Wat Lan Kuad started collecting the bottles they needed to build their temple complex in 1984,' said one tourist at the site.