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Better known as the Jumping Cats Monastery for its cats trained to jump through hoops.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good40%
  • Average34%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“jumping cats” (51 reviews)
“buddha images” (15 reviews)
“on stilts” (11 reviews)
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Taunggyi, Myanmar
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"jumping cats"
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"buddha images"
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"on stilts"
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"inle lake"
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"his life"
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"wooden structure"
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"young monks"
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"worth a visit"
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"for sale"
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"gold leaf"
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"tourists"
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"teaching"
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"artwork"
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

Worth the wait for this novelty but even without it a very atmospheric monastery

Thank Penwyllt
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

Great place met the top monk. Don't miss the monetary looking for jumping cats

Thank SnowdropLondon
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

I love going to this monastery. It has a special atmosphere of peace and reverence. The cats are definitely a side issue.

Thank SueRahilly
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

Yet another monastery but yet again something new and special

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Reviewed 27 February 2012

Just because I visit Inle Lake, we visited this Jumping cat monastery. But, actually, not much to see.

Thank Aska_883
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

A beautiful wood monastery filled with many different images/statues of the the Buddha. The cats are of little interest... all cats can jump so I didn't really find that very intriguing but the monestary itself is beautiful. Ancient and awesome...

Thank SunnyandBuster
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

This monastery is known for its "Jumping Cats" which are a bit of a side show but cute all the same. But, the monastery itself is beautiful AND you have a great little shopping area attacheds as well. What's there not to love about a...More

Thank Alice W
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Well you will have when you leave "Jumping Cat Monastery" As you enter the old, rather dark monastery you see cats sleeping everywhere. Once enough tourists are gathered the monk rings a bell and the cat trainer appears. The noise of the rattling treats box...More

Thank Lone K
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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
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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
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