A temple in northeast Thailand has been made using around 1.5 million recycled beer bottles by Buddhist monks. Named ‘Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew‘ or ‘the Temple of a Million Bottles‘, it consists of around 20 buildings made using bottles such as the main temple, prayer rooms, a hall, and several small bungalows for the monks.
Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew also known as the Temple of a Million Bottles, is a Buddhist temple in Khun Han district of Sisaket province,Thailand. The temple is made of over 1.5 million empty Heineken bottles and Chang beer bottles. Collection of the bottles began in 1984; it took two years to build the main temple. Thereafter, the monks continued to expand the site, and by 2009 some 20 buildings had been similarly constructed.