Ananda Pagoda was built by King Kyanzittha in 1105, Ananda is generally considered to be the finest of the Bagan pagodas. It was created after a description by 8 monks of the legendary beauty of the Himalayas. The architects were killed after completion so that it could not be replicated. It was partially destroyed by the 1975 earthquake but has been restored. Inside are four 9.5 meter images of the four Buddhas of our world cycle.