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Friday, February 20, 2009

THE TEMPLE OF A MILLION BOTTLES






The Wat Phra Maha Chedi (more famously known as Wat Lan Kuad) in Thailand’s Sisaket Province is the latest addition to Southeast Asia’s official list of eco-friendly tours.


It is made of 1.5 million recycled beer bottles donated by just about everybody who knew what was going on since 1984. Monks of this monastery started using coloured beer bottles as decorations, but people started donating and the inflow went on for the next 25 years.

So... what's a monk to do? Use all donated bottles like there's no tomorrow!


Wat Lan Kuad literally means: “Temple of a Million Bottles” and already making news around the globe. The temple complex has 20 buildings all made of recycled bottles and the monks intend to build more!


Green Heineken *Thank you, Denmark!* and brown Chang Beer *Thank you, Chonburi!* bottles are used to make the walls and roofs. It is all spectacular!


There’s also a mosaic of the Buddha made of recycled beer tin-caps! Amazing, isn’t it? =)


Ok, let's sing together now...

1.5 million bottles of beer on the wall
1.5 million bottles of beer!
You take one down, and pass it around
1,499,999 bottles of beer on the wall!

1,499,999 bottles of beer on the wall
1,499,999 bottles of beer!
You take one down, and pass it around
1,499,998 bottles of beer on the wall!

1,499,998 bottles of beer on the wall
1,499,998 bottles of beer!
You take one down, and pass it around
1,499,997 bottles of beer on the wall!...


Geez! Goodluck!

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9 Comments:

Roman Paul said...

any San Miguel Beer bottle in that 1.5 million Pisanu??? lol

Curbside Puppet said...

i wanna go there to go check that out. do we need to remove shoes once inside?

eyron said...

probable that would be the longest song... haha!

eyron said...

*probably

Benz said...

Simply Amazing! ;)

Anonymous said...

wow, i'd like to build a house like that.

shazedelic said...

Can't wait to visit it soon... I'll be in Bangkok officially starting 25 March. Got 3 years to explore every nook and cranny in Thailand... hehehe

ayims said...

Very cool Temple.... Really from the recycle beer tin. That is just amazing.. By the way pisanu... I just watched The Love of Siam. I am interested in face of the Siam Square. I heard that place is fascinating. Could you please give me information of Siam Square on this blog. Maybe one day i might went to Bangkok. Tq so much...

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