|Type of monument
||: Type IV Temple (Sinhalese
||: Near the entrance to Nyaung U
||: Nyaung U & Wetkyi-In
||: Monk Sapada
||: A.D 1199
Sited close to the road as one approach Nyaung U from Kyauk
Padaung or the airport, this late period pagoda from the 12th
century was built by a monk named Sapada, who originally came from
Pathein but became a monk in Sri Lanka.
His stupa is Sinhalese in
style, with a square relic chamber above the bell. Sapada was one of
the monks who were later sent to Sri Lanka in the 12th century. He
returned back to Bagan in 1190 after spending 10 years in Sri Lanka.
Although there was a lot of mixtures from the Mahayana and Theravada
Buddhism, Sapada's interpretation was accepted by the King
Narapatisithu and embraced by the people of Bagan.