Bulgarian artist Plamen Ignatov used 6 million matches and spent 16 years of his life to create this impressive miniature model of the Rila Monastery. Made of wood, matches and gems, it's now on display at the Archaeological Museum in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. It is regarded as one of Bulgaria's most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments and is a key tourist attraction for both Bulgaria and Southern Europe. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.