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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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  • This was called The Jumping Cat Monastery. Where are the infamous jumping cats ?? I'll tell you where they are: free from the cruel treatment that was exposed by international journalists. If that's w...  more »
  • This wooden monastery on stilts is the oldest in the area. It is okay, but not the most interesting monastery we visited while in Myanmar. It used to be known as the Jumping Cat Monastery, but the mon...  more »
  • People wanted to see Karen, you can arrange half-day boat trip along the way resturant contingents here, uncle's boat do not know English, so for the time being down, I tried to hang out. In Buddhist side got off the boat and walk to the back lot lined up souvenir shops. Indian aunts who where here is? And show guides, and thanks for looking at everyone hard so it's finally here monastery and noticed. It seems that the old monk was let jumping cats famous. Yu on do not know the story, another died a monk by, not jumping cat. All statues in Tinseltown, was not clean.
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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