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Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, Taunggyi
(3.2/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is a nice Monastery however there are no longer any cats jumping. When the Monk who was training the cats passed away no one took on the task to train the cats. There are many cats on site. 
  • Cool dark look on a southern island in wooden monastery. Dimly lit during the shooting hand 振remashita and enshrined the Buddha statues of various tribes, among them Buddha by Shan was donated by many eyes falling any brilliant stuff. Street touring 4 suffering deep shukubo, or wall hung pictures, such as the good, and while cats plenty of them to all sorts of people and was very good bait. It's probably because of the people who passed him in the boat, like everyone was smiling. He said asked later, previously famous for jumping cat. And match the monastery and the cats, will be healed.
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  • wooden temples and columns give another dimension to the space race with the boat to go there are equally beautiful cats anymore there are not as many says dropping some who are undernourished
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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