…try saying that after several drinks. Over one million beer bottles have gone into the building of Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew, a masterpiece of recycling art and fully functioning Buddhist temple in Thailand’s Sisaket province.
One of the things I love about living in Thailand is that it is a country which constantly surprises me. To be sure, reading the newspaper every day means that’s often unpleasant rather than pleasant surprises, but every so often something crops up that makes me grin. Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew is one of those things, a Buddhist temple in Thailand’s Sisaket province, which has been built using one million recycled beer bottles. Hard to imagine someone coming up with the idea, let alone putting it into action.
I’d never heard about the temple before, which is peculiar given you’d imagine it would have become a big tourist attraction in its own right and so have received a lot of attention. Certainly I will be making a visit there sometime soon to get my own photos. The temple is about 600 km north east of Bangkok, towards the Cambodian border.
For now, environment blog Green Upgrader has a great selection of pictures in its article about the temple — check out page 2 of their pictures too. If you google for the name of the temple, you can find reports from Reuters and several other news agencies with more photos too.