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Address: Taunggyi, Myanmar
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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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Private Full-Day Inle Lake Tour with Transfer
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Nothing much to see, just stopover for a look

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Joel W
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A friend said I had to go to this monastery because of the jumping cats. They no longer have the jumping cats which was very disappointing.

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake and is the oldest and largest one on the lake. it was good to go inside and see the budda statues and see the young monks and students doing their lessons with the older monk. as per usual there were lots of thing to buy on the outside... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pleasant enough monastery is ok for a quick stop. It has a nice feel, but there are more significant temples & shrines around.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many much more interesting monasteries in Myanmar but this one is special because of its cats. The monk who used to train them is long dead so the can't perform tricks but they are there, eating rice!

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Thank Nesligul D
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

this is a very popular monastery . it has beautiful views of the lake and really worth seeing. full of beauty

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I didn't find this monastery visit worthy. There used to be a monk here who trained a cat to jump through the hoop. The monk is gone now There are a few cats now and the views are good. Am glad the cat shows have stopped.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is a wonderful little treasure. The floors are beautiful tiles and the walls are uniquely decorated with individual budha alters sponsored by people all over the world. It does not look like much from the outside but be sure to go inside.

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Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

When we got there mid afternoon there were a couple of monks and a couple of cats about. But far apart from each other and certainly not performing any kind of tricks. Surprisingly there are also a number of souvenir stalls with the most aggressive and persistent owners we've come across in Myanmar!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This wooden structure is notable primarily for its association with the lakers part of it is built on stilts over the water. The structure itself is very well built and it is worth while stopping here for a visit if you are traveling on the lake.

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