It was built by Glass Palace Master @ King Sunday @ King Sinbyushin in 1094. According to fables. Buddha and Young Brother Ananda went on tour by air in that area. where they met 500 ogres and preached a sermon where-upon they became enlightened.
The place was earlier called Sotapan. hence its name Sotapan Pagoda. In the cave pagoda. there was a huge image of Buddha encircled by the ogres and was so named Legyun Manaung Pagoda.