It was built in 520 by Regent Min Shin Saw. son of King Alaungsithu who ascended the throne in the year 474. It was recorded that Prince Min Shin Saw received the ire of King Alaungsithu for some unknown reason and in the course of that he had to stay in Htungon Putet Ward of Mandalay East. It was known that he built this pagoda while he was staying 6\it there. It is said that. while paying reverence to Payani Pagoda during the reign of Bodawpaya. the headwear on the head came off and down. Hence the name Baungdawkya Pagoda. It lies in the environs of Phayani Pa¬goda between 21st and 22nd Streets. and between 81st and 82nd Streets in Mandalay.