It is one of the oldest surviving temples in Myanmar. Built in 1105 AD, it is one of the four remaining temples from that period. This temple is an architectural marvel as it encompasses several architectural forms including Mon as well as Indian style. Inside there are four standing Buddhas each facing the four cardinal directions. Inside the temple complex, there is a monastery which is known as Ananda Oakkyaung. There is also a field museum which explains the artifacts present in the complex. In the year 1990, 900th anniversary of the temple was celebrated. On this occasion the temple spires were gilded.