It is rather rectangular in
shape, with indentations that house some
porches centered on the sides, thus dividing each of the four
into cube-like blocks with
windows in each side of the outer walls.
A flight of steep stairs on the northern side
leads right up to the central core. The vaulted roof has over time
collapsed in many places. Kyaung Lain
means ‘Spiral [Staircase] Monastery’, yet can
literally be translated as
The monastery was built by King Taninganway of the Toungoo Dynasty,
who reigned between 1714 and 1733 AD.