Built by Parakramabahu the Great in the 12th century and excavated by the british in the 1860s. Her big toes are unequal lengths which shows that the buddha has died but her eyes are closed to suggest that she has gone to heaven. Although the devil is carved into the pillow that her head rests on. On her feet are carved lotus' to suggest she is still rooted to the earth and is pure of mind and soul
One of the main reasons i came to Sri Lanka and made sure to visit Polonnarawu 😍
Wat Pho is famous for its enormous gold plated Reclining Buddha image. The image named Phra Phuttha Saiyat was build during the reign of King Rama III in 1832 and is 46 meters long and 15 meters high.
Although the image is sometimes referred to as the lying Buddha or the sleeping Buddha, the Reclining Buddha shows the passing of the Buddha into final Nirvana after death. (📝Renown Travel)