This small temple not far from the Shwe Sandaw Pagoda is a landmark in evolution of the Bamar language, for the inscriptions in old Bamar here is far numerous than found anywhere else. On examining the words, scholars could date the construction of the temple.
The entrance faces north; with its back to the south wall is a large stone image. The wall behind is painted in the layout of a votive tablet, i.e., with the seated image in the middle in the earth-touching Bhumispasa Mudra, with painted figures of the two chief disciples Shin Sariputta and Shin Moggallana worshipping on either side Painted on the wall around the sides and top of the image are the seven scenes from Buddha Gautama’s life, making this the biggest painting of the Eight Great Events.
On the east wall are scenes of pagodas, sermons being given etc., on the north wall are the 28 Buddhas and on the west are scenes from the Jataka Tales. On other surfaces are beautiful Keinara bird- people, rampaging elephants of Mara’s army etc. On the ceiling of the entrance is a pair of Buddha’s footprints. The colours are brilliant.