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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  • This place was actually recommended by the hotel receptionist as well as the ferry man that bring us. We see the map that since it is along the way back towards the town, we are fine to visit this pla...  more »
  • A nice enough monastery and shrine, but to be honest I was all templed out by this one. But I did see cats, although I was not told it was a "jumping cats" site!  more »
  • Interesting monastery with an interesting collection of Buddha statues, presence of cats who jump, small shops on the side, nice view of the floating gardens.
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  • Wooden pagoda with a quiet atmosphere and life of Buddha told in pictures, surrounded by water and tomato plantations on it.
  • Not worth a visit, the trip there and back is nice though.
  • 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.
  • Just a quick stop for sight seeing.
  • Go early morning. Quiet. Few friendly cats roaming around
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