The Hump Pagoda was built by Hermit Teiktha. who built the Kyaik Hti Yo Pagoda. He built it in Sakarit 47. five years earlier than Kyaik Hti Yo. Its structure was unique in that it was composed of three rocks in a row. It is about four miles from Kyonka village. Paung Township. Mon State. It lies near Thabeik-aing Monastery on the Hump Mountain Range. Therefore. the pagoda is also known as the Hump Pagoda.
The base rock carried three characters to indicate the reverence of Chinese monks. meaning Pyomayaung Monastery. The original name was Baindithela (multiple rock layers) Pagoda. In Kayin dialect. it was called the pagoda of rocks. In Mon it was Kyaik Baw Gal. It lies 1888 feet above sea level. The uppermost rock is five cubits and a half high with a girth of 17 cubits. The middle rock is seven cubits high with a girth of 28 and a half cubits. The base rock is five cubits high with a girth of 15 cubits.