Head of Reclining Buddha, Wat Khun Inthra Pramun, Ang Thong
The temple compound that houses the Reclining Buddha (called Luang Pho Khao, or White Buddha) dates back to the Sukhothai historic period. The Viharn building housing the Buddha was destroyed by the invading Burmese in 1569. Later on the temple site was kind of abandoned, but during the 18th century and later on it again became a pilgrimage site, and was visited by several Thai Kings.
The Reclining Buddha Image is 50 meters long, and some consider it the largest image in Thailand, though another Buddha Image in Singburi, called
Phra Norn Chaksi, also vies for that honor.
During the big flooding end 2011 in Thailand, the Reclining Buddha became also partially submerged.