buddhist temple builds refuge from refuse - glass containers with silicone sleeve
SISAKET, Thailand (Reuters)-
A Thai Buddhist temple has found an eco-friendly way to reach Nirvana, using abandoned bottles to build everything from crematorium to toilet.
Temple of Kaew, Wat Pa Maha Chedi, about 600 km (370 miles)
In the northeast of Bangkok, as countless glass containers sparkled on the wall, it is called "Temple of wandbottles" or "temple of wandbottles ".
In 1984, the temple began to decorate the monk's residence with abandoned bottles.
This attracted more people to donate more bottles to build other buildings such as towers, ceremony halls and toilets.
There are also caps for decorative murals.
Although drinking is a sin in Buddhism, many bottles and tops come from alcohol containers.
"The more bottles we get, the more buildings we build," Abbot San Kataboonyo told Reuters . ".