Since we're having Big Buddha Week here on About.com Buddhism, let me introduce you to this big boy. He is the reclining buddha of Wat Pho temple in Bangkok, and he is 151 feet (46 meters) long and 49 feet (15 meters) high. He's smaller than the Monywa Buddha of Burma, which is 300 feet (90 meters) long, but still impressive.
Crafted in the 19th century, the buddha's body is covered in gold plating. He has mother-of-pearl inlay on his eyes and the soles of his feet. He is sheltered in a building on the grounds of the Wat Pho monastery complex in Bangkok. Since he takes up most of the space in the building, photographers can't step back and take a full-length, straight-ahead photograph of the buddha. This is one of the few photographs I could find that included both head and feet.