Bupaya, which consists of “bu” meaning “gourd", and “paya”, meaning “pagoda, literally translates to “pagoda in a gourd shape”. It stands on the bank of the Ayeyawady River. Built above rows of crenellated terraces, the small pagoda is a conspicuous landmark to navigators. The dome resembles that of the Nga Kywe Nadaung Pagoda assuming the form of a cylindrical relic casket. Above it stands a bold convex band upon which rises a tapering stupa finial.