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Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, Taunggyi
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A 19th-century wooden monastery built on stilts, Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery displays a collection of Buddha statues and miniature pagodas from different parts of Tibet and Myanmar. Although the monastery is best known for its monks who trained cats to jump through hoops, you're more likely to see cats lazing about than preforming any stunts. Nevertheless, a walk around the impressive collection of lavish and highly ornate statues of sitting and reclining Buddhas and pagodas makes for a worthwhile visit. The grand golden chair, intended for only monks to sit on, stands out and evokes admiration. Use our Taunggyi tour planner to arrange your visit to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery and other attractions in Taunggyi.
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  • Fairground attraction of cats no longer exists and that's good, this allows to admire most of magnificent statues of Buddhas, a forest of pillars teak often covered with gold, is above all a monastery which deserves respect and not a disney world.
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  • This wooden structure is notable primarily for its association with the lakers part of it is built on stilts over the water. The structure itself is very well built and it is worth while stopping here...  more »
  • Unlike the name of the monastery, cats are more obvious for some time (but they are still present) pretty décor and teak looks original. Quite limited interest however for this visit
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  • A great monastery standing in the Inle Lake. Getting there just after lunch, very beautiful and quite inside. A monk was pacing and thinking alone, really peaceful scene.
  • I couldn't watch a jumping cat show. But I had underestimated the Buddha statues there before I actually saw them.
  • charming complex full of cats
  • They no longer have jumping cats! Without that it's just another temple.
  • Soooo cool