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“No more jumping cats!”

Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery
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Owner description: Better known as the Jumping Cats Monastery for its cats trained to jump through hoops.
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Although quite a few still hang out. Very nice teak building, lots of teak columns part painted in gold with red stencil pattern, teak floors. Murals of Buddha's life. Many Buddhas. Ten minutes is enough if you are touring around - as we were - and getting a bit templed out.

Thank Veronica014
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

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 what you go for, you will deservedly be disappointed. What you get instead is an exquisite 180 year old still functioning teak wood monastery built on 650 pillars and decorated with glass mosaics. The Buddha images are extraordinarily beautiful, far above the normal standard. Of the three such wooden monasteries we saw on our Myanmar trip, this was easily the most beautiful and can certainly be incorporated into a trip to the Lake Inle area (which has to be top of your list of places to visit in Myanmar anyway). Strongly recommended. Reading some of the reviews, I feel some people must be confusing it with somewhere else. This is an absolute highlight !

Thank Simon R
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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!!!

Thank aloha2215
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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.

Thank chazcat99
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