The temple is located less than 800 meters southwest of Ananda Temple. It was built in the 12th century by the then king Alaungsithu. It is one of the earlier buildings within a building in Bagan, and it is also the tallest of all buildings. Together with Ananda Temple, it is called "Bagan Twin Pagodas". The tower is divided into five floors, with monks living on the first and second floors. The third floor is for monks to meditate, the library is on the fourth floor, and the fifth floor is for Buddha statues. There is a huge brick Buddha statue in the tower, and there are also stone carvings in Pali script, all of which have their own unique style. Tourists can only visit it on the ground floor because it is a listed building, and it used to be a good place to watch the sunrise.