Shot from a temple in Ratchburi, Thailand. Most of the reclining Buddha statues are made very large and there is a story behind that. Why are reclining Buddha images so large? Well it likely relates to a 'story' of the life of the Buddha.
The giant Asurindarahu wanted to see the Buddha, but was reluctant to bow before him. The Buddha, while lying down, presented himself as much larger than the giant. He then showed him the realm of heaven with heavenly figures all larger than the giant. After all this, Asurindarahu, the giant, was humbled, and made his obeisance to the Buddha before leaving.