Shwe Kyet Yet Pagoda lies on Shwe Kyet Yet Hill. also known as Mandagiri while embryo Buddha was reborn a king of chicken in his early lives. It is one of the 84.000 pagodas built by King Thiri Dhamma Thawka in Sakarit 218.
It was renovated by King Anawrahta in 411 and Narapate Sithu of Bagan in 537. Narapate Sithu built Aungswagyi and Aungswange pagodas and NarapateSithu Pagoda near by. Shwe Kyet Yet Pagoda was further renovated by Queen Tarapya of Sagaing. King Swasawke. Thalun. Sinbyushin. Bodawpaya's son Thiri Maha Dham-mabizaya Thihathu. Bagyidaw. Bagan King's consort Mindon's queen of the northern palace. However most of the statues and ancient buildings seen today are those of King Bagan.