This graceful edifice from the 13th century is one of the highest temples in Bagan. It was built by king Narapatisithu in order to commemorate the ceremony of paying homage to the images of his ancestors. Gawdawpalin means ‘ Throne of Obeisance ‘ and it was a relief for the king to be able to seek pardon for insulting to his forefathers. This temple was left in an unfinished state by king Narapatisithu and it was completed by his son, King Htilominlo. Gawdawpalin is a double-storeyed temple of late Bgan period with a fine view of the Bagan plains.