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“The oldest monastery in the area”

Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery
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Inle Lake Full Day Tour
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Private Full-Day Inle Lake Tour with Transfer
Ranked #5 of 14 things to do in Taunggyi
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Owner description: Better known as the Jumping Cats Monastery for its cats trained to jump through hoops.
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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 monk who trained the cats is long dead, though there are still plenty of cats around.
There are lots of stalls adjacent to the monastery if you are looking for souvenirs.
We got here by boat from our hotel on the edge of Inle Lake.

Thank roaming_kiwi58
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

NGA Phe Kyaung Monastery might not be as nice and beautiful as other Buddha places, but it is a simple monastery with many Buddha Images, but what was meaningful to me was the 18 picture in English of Buddha Life.These 18 pictures I will always remember!!!

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Seems like the cats have gotten fat and lazy and don't jump any more. However, the Monastery is very nice. The monastery is built of teak and gold leaf in the style of Shan Buddha. There are a variety of unique Buddha statues.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Enjoyed tour of Nge Phe Kyaung Monastery. I enjoyed the art work of the history of Buddha with English subtitle. This gave me more insight of Buddha and his life. If you are interested in learning more about Buddha, I recommend you to visit here.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great to find an old teak monastery among the floating villages at Inle Lake. Hundreds of visitors every day so go early or late to avoid the crowds and boat jams.

Thank KathyLBerkshire
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