Buddhist Temple Built from Beer Bottles

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Drinking is a sin in Buddhism but they certainly don’t have any issues with building temples from beer bottles. In the north-east of Thailand, is a temple built from more than 1.5 million recycled beer bottles.

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Sometimes known as Wat Lan Kuad, or Temple Of A Million Bottles, the temple uses the discarded bottles to construct everything from the crematorium to the toilets. 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 resident Buddhist monks at the Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew complex even encourage local authorities to deposit any used bottles at the temple which they then use to build new structures.

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