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Zen Recycled Art

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I read about this Buddhist temple in Thailand constructed out of recycled bottles a few weeks ago — and even wrote about it on Gadling — but I just now came across more photos of it at Green Upgrader. The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple is about 400 miles northeast of Bangkok, making it just far enough away from the city that it’s still enough of a hidden gem. The monks of the temple used green and brown bottles from around the area, helping to clean up their community, and create a stunning structure.

recycled temple

The great thing about recycled bottles as decoration — and about 1.5 million have been used in the temple, giving the nickname “Temple of a Million Bottles” — is that the colors don’t fade, giving a timeless color show when the sun shines through.

Written by Anna Brones

November 20, 2008 at 10:32

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  1. My friend Michelle send me a link with these buildings. Pretty incredible- especially since I saw the real style temples when in Thailand last May.


    Prêt à Voyager

    November 20, 2008 at 15:44

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