His numerous offspring, including 120 official children was only one of many king's achievements. Bodawpaya annexed Arakan with Mrauk U and Tanintharyi coast on the Kra Isthmus.
In 1790, Bodawpaya began to erect large structures at Mingun, on the bank of Irrawaddy river.
The white Chinthe directed toward the river welcomes every visitor.
Paya built in 1811 resembles the structure of many temples in Bagan, which were repaired and renovated at the same time.