Temple of glass bottles

Seth Akmal

WAT Charok Padang or famously known as the “Glass Bottle Temple” is Malaysia’s first and only temple built with glass bottles. Located in Sik, Kedah, the temple’s main building and tower incorporate nearly 30,000 glass bottles. 

The temple started using non-alcoholic glass bottles as building material in the 1980s, modelling its design on the famous Wat Pa Naha Chadi Kaew or “Temple of A Million Bottles” in the Sisaket province, in northeastern Thailand. 

Glass bottles were chosen because they are long-lasting and easy to purchase. It also serves as a way to recycle the item. 

The glass bottles add a striking aesthetic value to Wat Charok Padang, attracting visitors from all over Malaysia. – July 14, 2017.

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