This majestic pagoda, which rises above other nearby temples and pagodas, is visible from much of the Bagan plain. Above the other monuments of Bagan rises the splendour in white which Thatbyinnyu takes his name from the omniscience of Buddha. "Thatbyinnyu" means "omniscience" one of the attributes of Buddha. Bordering the Ananda, the Thatbyinnyu temple stands out from afar. The temple of Thatbyinnyu means "omniscience of Buddha" and towers above the other temples in Bagan.