Burma: Win Sein Taw Ya.
This reclining Buddha in Win Sein Taw Ya is the largest reclining Buddha image in the world. It is 180 meters long and 30 meters high.

Featured in Religions of the World, 25/12/2011; Statues and Such, 19/11/2012.
Top 10 Winner in the Statue and Such Group’s February Avatar ~ Profile of a Statue, January 2013.

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  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillaralmost 3 years ago

    Great capture!

  • I am glad you like it. Thanks!

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Russ Styles
    Russ Stylesalmost 3 years ago

    cool…like the PoV.

  • Thanks!

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • William Bullimore
    William Bullimoreover 2 years ago


    December 25th, 2011

  • Thank you very much for the feature William!

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • waddleudo
    waddleudoover 2 years ago

    What a GREAT shot! I love this – the scaffolding reminds me of the illustrations in Gulliver’s Travels when the lilliputians tied him down. It also reminds me of acupuncture! Just great.
    Cordially, Ellen

  • You’re right! This never occurred to me. Glad you like it, Ellen.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    He looks like he is having acupuncture :)
    Great shot Ethna.

  • Ha! Cheaper than Botox, I suppose. Thanks for the favorite, Maree.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • TheBrit
    TheBritover 2 years ago

    A wonderful image indeed!!


  • Thank you & for the favorite.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago


  • Thanks, Donna.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 2 years ago

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréalmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks for adding it to the gallery.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you for the feature, Marie.

    – Ethna Gillespie

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