Htupayon Pagoda was built in Podan Ward of Sagaing in 806 by King Narapate of Innwa who ascended the throne in 804.
It is 135 cubits high. and some said that was why it took three years to consecrate it. It was ravaged by earthquakes and it needed repairs by Minye Kyaw Swa. King Thalun and King Bagan.
It had to be completely rebuilt by missionary Sayadaw Ashin Ananda Thiri in 1330. It was completed in three years. It is a prominent pagoda and one can study ancient stone scriptures at the pagoda.