A temple in Thailand has been created using over a million recycled glass beer bottles from Heineken and Chang beer.
The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple, which translates as the “Wilderness Temple of the Great Glass Pagoda” is in the Khun Han district of the Sisaket province.
It is now known as the “Temple of a Million Bottles”.
Collection of the bottles began in 1984 when monks used them to decorate their shelters.
The construction took two years to build the main temple. By 2009 the monks had created over 20 buildings on the site.
Along with the main temple, the crematorium, surrounding shelters, and even the toilets were created using the bottles.
The temple is said to be committed to receiving more bottles as the more bottles they receive, the more buildings they are able to build and help the local area lead a greener lifestyle.