Thursday, December 30, 2010

Temple made from Beer Bottles

Sometimes Luke finds the weirdest things on the internet. Who would think of making a temple out of beer bottles?

Fifty years ago the Heineken Beer company looked at reshaping its beer bottle to be useful as a building block. It never happened, so Buddhist monks from Thailand's Sisaket province took matters into their own hands and collected a million bottles to build the Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple. It puts every other bottle building we have shown to shame. Even the washrooms and the crematorium are built of bottles, a mix of green Heineken and brown local Chang beer.

How cool is that! Talk about recycling :)


  1. And I thought recycled the caps was good ...

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. That is so cool...thanks for sharing..and a Happy New Year to you and your family...

  3. That's the most amazing way of recycling ever! So cool!

    Happy New Year 2011 to you and your family, Audrey!

  4. Leave it to you to find something so great to share. Tell Luke thank you.

    Happy New Year's to you and you family.

    Hugs - Marie

  5. How cool is that!

    Glass bottles have insulating value too. Awesome!

    Happy New Year!

    Thanks for the etsy mini on your sidebar!


  6. Stunning - I wonder if the inside is all a glow or did they block the light??? Doesn't get any better then that!


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