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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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  • Notable for it's locale perhaps more so than it's content, it's nonetheless worth a look when your touring about Inle Lake. It's done in teak, with teak Buddhas in it's center area, and with additiona...  more »
  • You will visit this during the Inle Lake Boat Tour. I have to say that it was not very interesting compared to all the nice craftsmanship and workshops that we visited. This is just a monastery which ...  more »
  • it seems the jumping cats have gone, but don't let that stop you from coming here. It's a peaceful, restful place where you feel at home sitting, contemplating. And there were two cats there when we w...  more »
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  • It's a nice monastery in the middle of the lake, previously famous because of their jumping cats. Nowadays there are still many cats around, but they don't jump. Still, the temple is nice, and very peaceful inside. Outside there are shops.
  • Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, Inle Lake. Luckily there is no Jumping cat show anymore. The essence of this temple is a very good collection of Buddha image shrines in different styles.
  • Nice Monastery, we came here hoping to see the jumping cats but did not see it.
  • 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.