Mingala zedi is situated on the west of the road leading to Myin Kaba village. Its shape resembles that of Shwezigon. King Narathiha-pate built it in A.D. 1284 on the model of Shwezigon Pagoda. The only difference between it and Shwezigon is that it was built upon a brick platform.
Many lacquer-making factories exist in Bagan – this form of handicraft originated here in the 12th to 13th century. It is an educational experience to watch how skilled Burmese, mostly women, work on the products. The process is painstakingly tedious.