A visit to Bagan would be incomplete without a visit to BuPaya Pagoda as an unique historic point along the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. Bu Paya is said to be built during the third Century AD. ‘Bu’ implies ‘gourd’, ‘paya’ signifies ‘pagoda’, so ‘Bu Paya’ means the pagoda looks like a gourd.
It is a tube shaped Pyu-style pagoda along these lines it has a bulbous vault which is surmounted by a striking, raised band and delegated by a decreasing finial and hti (umbrella). Bu paya is accepted to be the most established among numerous sanctuaries in Bagan. Bupaya was totally devastated when it tumbled into the stream in the 1975 tremor, however it has following been completely remade. There are numerous steps heading into the waterway.