Buddhist Temple Made Of Beer Bottles In Asia

February 19, 2009

Cambodia (ChattahBox) – Buddhist monks have created a 20 building complex and temple, using nothing but recycled Heineken and Chang beer bottles.

They started collecting the bottles in the 1980’s, and over time had acquired nearly a million of them. They decided that something had to be done with them, and that using the bottles as a building material seemed the perfect solution.

After asking local government agencies and citizens for more of the bottles, they were able to product 1.5 million, and got to work. The result was a large complex with a main temple, guest bathrooms, prayer rooms, a tower, a crematorium, and more. They even created vast mosaics of Buddha out of the collected beer caps.

They hope to continue with the project.

“The more bottles we get, the more buildings we make,” Abbot San Kataboonyo said.


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