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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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  • Make a stop, the cats we place in this temple... This monastery is a quiet place is relaxing to visit. A lot of tourist. Give a donation to the monk
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  • Famous monastery stands on a floating island of Inle Lake, a cat jumping is like, but did not watch the event during our visit. Inside the monastery and countless columns, and numerous statues placed between the pillars and the expression had different.
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  • This pleasant enough monastery is ok for a quick stop. It has a nice feel, but there are more significant temples & shrines around. 
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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