Photographer's Note

This reclining Buddha sits in Wat Chayamagkalaram, a Thai budhhist temple in Penang. He is shown with his head lying in the palm of his right hand, with his head to the north. This posture symbolizes the Mahaparinirvana (Enlighthenment or achieving Nirwana) of the Buddha which took place at Kushinagara (Uttar Pradesh). This particular reclining Buddha, at 33 metres long, figures in the 'top twenty' of such Buddhas in terms of length.

Apologies for the washed out windows but I had difficulty in achieving a balanced exposure within the building.

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Additional Photos by Stephen Nunney (snunney) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9099 W: 63 N: 25585] (113609)
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