Built by King Pagan Min in 1847 on the site where he lived prior to becoming king (actually his summer house).
The monastery today is a reconstruction from 1996, the original teak & stucco building having burnt down in 1890.
The design of the stupa is modelled on Shwe Zigon Zedi at Bagan. Houses the world’s largest book (the Tripitaka tablets).
Traffic, fumes, shops, everything every city has. It’s not dull but not amazing, not the exotic the name conjures up.