Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, Taunggyi

3.4
#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Taunggyi
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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 3.5
343 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • Worth a visit even if you have been to a lot of religious sites. Built of teak and housing a museum of shrines. As the old kingdoms fell with the unification of Burma shrines and statues were moved...  more »
  • There were no cats doing any persuasion of jumping :). All very sedate and looking very Zen. But cute. This monastery is teak and is reached from the river, through long alleyways of covered market.....  more »
  • The wonderful teak wood is beautifully displayed and carved and enhanced. The Buddhas here are again an inspiration with a story.  more »
Google
  • Beautiful monastery with a real authentic atmosphere. Seems like locals come here to pray, it was interesting and charming to see these fully loaded boats coming with 15 burmeses each. Don't expect to see cats (well yeah there are four or five walking around, but not more). It was a long time ago that the monk used to teach cats to jump in circles. Now, they are just resting near the temple.
  • Wonderful monastery located in southern Inle lake. The interior of the monastery is home to many beautiful shrines with intricate carvings. The monastery also offers spectacular views of the lake and floating gardens. A very peaceful and serene experience.
  • Jumpping cat..have no show anymore7years ago. Now have a slepping cat hhhh so cute and market myanmar
  • Peaceful atmosphere, quiet temple and cute cats.
  • Inle lake is the best magical place in the world

Plan your trip to Taunggyi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Taunggyi

See all ›
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Taunggyi

4.2
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Taunggyi

4.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Taunggyi

3.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Taunggyi

3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Taunggyi

2.1
Duration: 2 hours

Plans to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery by other users

31 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM MYANMAR August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM VIETNAM February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Taunggyi BY A USER FROM MYANMAR November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Taunggyi BY A USER FROM MYANMAR February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, relaxing, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 36 days in Cambodia & Myanmar BY A USER FROM POLAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 13 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Shan State BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 4 days in Kalaw BY A USER FROM MYANMAR June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans