Recycling doesn't stop at building the temple's buildings - mosaics around the temple, predominantly of Buddha, are made out of bottle caps.Besides being ego-friendly, the disused bottles don't fade, provide good lighting and are easy to clean.'The monks at Wat Lan Kuad started collecting the bottles they needed to build their temple complex in 1984,' said one tourist at the site.
'They kept this up until they had nearly one million recycled bottles ready to construct their pagodas and temple.'Even though drinking is a sin in Buddhism, this still seems like a positive use of beer and lager bottles.'Representing the cleansing of the human mind, the beer-bottle-temple is now on an approved list of eco-friendly sightseeing tours in South-East Asia.