Thailand’s Million Beer Bottle Temple

Thailand’s Million Beer Bottle Temple

13 April 2011

Apple-Touch-IconAIn Houston there is a very famous Folk Art House called the Beer Can House (pictured below). I was reminded of this after Carl Sturm sent me some great pictures of Thailand’s Million Beer Bottle Temple.

The Monk’s spent 25 years building this temple. 1.5 million beer bottles were used. It is the only temple in the world made entirely of beer bottles (go figure?). The project was started in 1984. The initial idea was to clean up beer bottle pollution. The end result is this stunning piece of cultural architecture.

See attached link for a PowerPoint… MillionBottleTemple

Houston Beer Can House

Beer Can House – Houston, Texas

Thailand Beer Bottle Temple Exterior

Thailand Beer Bottle Temple Exterior

Thailand Beer Bottle Temple Detail

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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