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Address: Taunggyi, Myanmar

Better known as the Jumping Cats Monastery for its cats trained to jump...

Better known as the Jumping Cats Monastery for its cats trained to jump through hoops.

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no more cats!

it seems the jumping cats have gone, but don't let that stop you from coming here. It's a peaceful, restful place where you feel at home sitting, contemplating. And there were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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new zeland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it seems the jumping cats have gone, but don't let that stop you from coming here. It's a peaceful, restful place where you feel at home sitting, contemplating. And there were two cats there when we were there who loved the attention of everyone - they just didn't jump!

Thank majnz
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Reviewed 22 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
Bromley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
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... More 

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... More 

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Alameda, California
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Reviewed 4 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
Lewes, Delaware
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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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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.

Thank Coconut88888
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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
Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This monastery I will remember, because of the photograph I shot of the monk sitting and reading in a beam of sunlight in the otherwise dark interior of the monastery. The image demonstrated serenity and dedication while being very peaceful at the same time.

Thank 386gailr
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Other than thr fact that part of this monastery it built over the lake, there isn't really much to see or do at this location. Due to the touristy nature of this place, some of the locals have set up shop outside the monastery, and you could get a drink if you like. Otherwise, take a break in the cool... More 

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