Sunday, July 4, 2010

Trash Reincarnated

Buddhist monks from the Sisaket province near the Cambodian border in Thailand built this temple from recycled beer bottles. Started in 1984 with the help of donations from area locals, they have now repurposed over 1.5 million bottles for the temple and approximately 20 surrounding structures. Using thousands of bottle caps, the have also created fabulous mosaics as decorative elements throughout the complex. The temple is now on an approved list of eco-friendly sight-seeing tours in southeast Asia.

From greenUpgrader

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