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Better known as the Jumping Cats Monastery for its cats trained to jump through hoops.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average33%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“jumping cats” (45 reviews)
“buddha images” (15 reviews)
“on stilts” (11 reviews)
Taunggyi, Myanmar
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

An awesome monastery in the middle of the lake. Quiet and peaceful. Worth the visit. Inexpensive souvenier shops too.

Thank Vignesh215
Reviewed 30 December 2011

There is one monastery with performing cats, but the cats were on strike when I visited, but that’s pretty much it. I understand the cats are trained by a local villager and then given to the monks,

Thank waiheke
Reviewed 8 December 2011

All on stilts! Worth the stop for sure. Inle Lake!

Thank HnLA
Reviewed 4 December 2011

We spent about 1/2 hour at this monastery which, after having been to Bagan and Yangon, was not too interesting. The cats were friendly but weren't jumping when we were there. The Buddha images, which I have heard are made of carved bamboo, were nice....More

Thank MoNoMo
Reviewed 1 December 2011

This has become one of the stops on all the itineraries on Inle lake...a small wooden monastery with some souvenir shops and some wonderful Buddha Images. The cats here are trained to jump through a hoop providing much merriment and photo ops to the hordes...More

Thank lazygurpal
Reviewed 20 November 2011

Interesting monastery in its own right, with the added attraction of the jumping cats

Thank Keith R
Reviewed 28 October 2011

The monastery itself is fairly ordinary and doesn't command a visit by itself. However, to see the jumping cats was interesting and to be able to talk to some of the monks was fun. It did feel like an authentic place as we arrived in...More

1  Thank CharlesThor
Reviewed 27 October 2011

You will probably only spend 10-15 minutes here at most but it is definitely worth the effort for the sheer strangeness of the experience. We arrived at the monastery with no one there except a dozen or so cats roaming the place that weren't very...More

1  Thank neil7908
Reviewed 21 October 2011

First time to visit a monastery...was expecting to see monks in their daily life/routine, but didn't see any. Wanted to learn more about monks, etc. Seemed that there was more shopping stalls than actual monastery. There was a sign that mentioned the jumping cats, but...More

1  Thank cmariec
Reviewed 29 September 2011

We visited the monastery with high hopes - I was charmed by the idea of monks training cats. The reality was a disappointment. We walked through the attractive wooden monastery, finally encountering a small group of cats on an outdoor balcony. The cats were cute...More

2  Thank intrepidpam
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