Taung Phi Lar Pagoda was built by Taung-phi-lar Sayadaw (Mu-nain-da-go-sa Maha-Thera) in 1003. This Pagoda enshrines the Sayardaw's own writings of Pali. Ahtakatha and Nissaya literature. He was a Sayardaw who received the title of Tipitaka Lankara and King Thalun. donor of Yazamani Kaunghmudaw. was his patron.
The Pagoda lies on the ridge that jutted west from the range from the south to the north from Sagaing to Mingun and thence the name Taung-phi-lar. Some said it was named after its donor. The sayardaw was so full of sila. samadhi and panna that he was also known at one time as Dhamakukant Sayadaw.