You’re never gonna believe what this temple is made of (18 Photos)

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Buddhist monks from Thailand’s Sisaket province collected a million bottles to build the Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple. Why?? It has something to do with the Heineken Beer company changing its bottle years ago into working as a useful building block. Don’t ask, I don’t know.

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  • KillerLoop

    99 bottles of beer on the wall… :D

    • TheRealSnowman

      Perhaps that should be '99 bottles of beer IN the wall' ;) ;)

  •!/profile.php?id=100001225731219 HellHathNoFury

    It's actually kind of pretty.

  • eu 

    1)Pick a rock
    2)Throw rock at temple
    3)Make shaolin monk angry

    • bodhi1990

      They are Theravada monks, very different than shaolin.

  • MichaelGS

    "You’re never gonna believe what this temple is made of". I can believe that. I might have become desensitized from all the other "youre never gonna believe" posts theChive has done but i was expecting something comepletely unbelievable like pubes or bacon

  • b doobie b doo

    my first thought was Cheech and Chong's "Up In Smoke"…

    was hoping for a true "hash house"

    • antdak

      That was my first thought. . .

  • dw55

    ….. the miracle of beer continues

  • Snoopy

    Go to Knotts Berry Farm and you can see/touch the exact same thing but even older than this one. Not impressed.

  • Equalizer

    Those Monks love their beer…

    • bodhi1990

      I know it was a joke but just so you know Theravada monks aren't allowed to drink anything but water, they only eat one meal a day that is given to them by lay people, they are not allowed any possessions, obviously no sexual conduct, and no form of entertainment is allowed. Most theravada buddhists like me, only are monks for a short period, for a few weeks or months, very few are lifetime monks.

  • Sarah

    Hehehee – and here was me wondering how wasted those monks and locals must've gotten to get enough to build that temple, then I read that they were given them…


  • Lisa Martin

    This is beautiful. I bet that when the sun shines the whole thing just sparkles. I want a beer house. Very cool.

  • Ben

    One big hail storm and that place is toast.

  • doo dah doo doo

    reduce reuse recycle


    those monks are probably buzzed in the photo.

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