Making merit

This is said to be the world’s largest reclining Buddha statue, built through donations from Bhadhanta Kesara, a senior Mon monk, and well-wishers, and set in the Win Sein Forest Retreat of Kyauktalone village, Mudon Township in Mon State. The 600-foot-long reclining image is located at the peak of Jina Sukha Aung Chanthar hill, and it is structured with eight stories and 182 chambers decorated with wooden sculptures depicting the former lives of Buddha. Photos by Hong Sar (Ramanya)