Introducing the Buddhist Temple, made of Beer Bottles!
by Vibhuti Gupta, Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Religion and alcohol, not always go hand-in-hand but the monks of Khun Han district of Sisaket province in Thailand, beg to differ. A 32-year-old Buddhist temple, Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew is a great example of the same.
The name of the temple literally translates to 'Wilderness Temple Of The Great Glass'. No one could have thought a better name. You ask why?
Well, the temple is made up of more than a million bottles of Heineken and a local beer named Chang.
During the construction of the temple, all the monks were really tired of the ever-mounting litter in the sea. So they decided to ask people to bring them empty bottles of beer, in order to build the temple.
Those bottles did not only help in the creation of the temple, but crematorium, water towers, sleeping quarters and even toilets!
And the monks do not plan on stopping any sooner.