Monk builds Buddhist pagoda on Koh Pha Ngan out of beer bottles

PHOTO: kohphangannews.com

When Buddhist monks have to figure out the gritty engineering problems to construct a pagoda for their spiritual enlightenment, they have to consider using bricks, timber, concrete, or maybe even beer bottles. When you’re building a pagoda on Koh Pha Ngan you have a ready supply of beer bottles from the monthly influx of tourists for the Full Moon Party.

According to kohphangannews.com, many bars and resort owners on the Gulf island donated them happily to a monk at buddhist temple Thong Nai Pan. The monk now in the middle of constructing a 10 metre tall pagoda out of them, along with plenty of concrete to glue them all together.

The beer pagoda project will be completed in a few months and will be a display of what the island’s party crowd unwittingly contributed to the culture and spiritual enlightenment of the locals, along with the other “spiritual enlightenment” tourists consume during the monthly Full Moon festivities.

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SOURCE: kohphangannews.com

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Tim joined The Thaiger as one of its first employees in 2018 as an English news writer/editor and then began to present The Thaiger's Daily news show in 2020, Thailand News Today (or TNT for short). He has lived in Thailand since 2011, having relocated from Australia.

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