Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, Taunggyi

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#3 of 16 in Historic Sites in Shan State
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. Put Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Taunggyi route tool .
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  • A monastery rather interesting with the periphery very interesting scenes of the life of Buddha. Monastery "the jumping cats" said the brochure but, for 5 years they jump more... they are there but more to sleep in every corner that do some antics. In agreement with the majority, not an essential visit to the Inle Lake.
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  • Once known for his jumping cats, this monastery has now become much more peaceful and serious, a lot of statues of buddha quite imposing and teak galore. But the whole is austere, without really surprise. There are some cats that are more decorative than anything else. In short, a not essential visit to Inle.
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  • A beautiful and peaceful place with nice teakbuddhaer. Previously had the "leaping cats". There is still a part of cats, but they're just cool. The monks going around, they live there, of course, and there are long picture friezes of Buddha's teachings translated into English under the ceiling.
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  • A big building made of wood on a lake. Nothing more. The inside is plain and there's nothing going on but tourists running into each other as they pretend they are taking good photos of wood.
  • Go early morning. Quiet. Few friendly cats roaming around
  • Peaceful...has that mystic aura
  • Used to be way cooler with the jumping cat show, but it's still not everyday you can visit a floating monastery.
  • Quite unique as a "floating" monastery. The tacky souvenir shops slapped on the side are a shame.

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