Mya Thalon Pagoda can be seen from the river Ayeyarwady as it was built on the edge of the steep bank of theAyeyarwadyriver at Magwe, a divisional capital in central Myanmar. It is one of the pagodas which have the legend in connection the Lord Buddha while he was alive. It is said that the emerald cot (myathalon in Burmese) on which the Lord Buddha rested during his visit to this place, was enshrined in the pagoda.According to legend the original pagoda had a height of about 55.5 feet (16.9 m) and was built by U Baw Gyaw and his wife the daughter of a certain MahaBawga, a man of great wealth with an official title.King Saw Lu (1077-1084) of Bagan encapsulated the original pagoda and raised it to a height of 87 feet (26.5 m). In 1847, it was destroyed by an earthquake and rebuilt by the mayor of the town Min Din Min HlaKyawGaung. The pagoda was rebuilt to the present height of approximately 104 feet (31.7m).