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“Felix, Sylvester and Garfield have left the building.”

Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery
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Inle Lake Full Day Tour
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 December 30, 2017

Part of our guided tour of Inle lake, we were looking forward to see the jumping cats, but the monk who taught them and his cats are long gone.We did see one cat and I asked him if he could jump but I don't think he understood English.As for the rest of it If you've seen one monastery you've seen 'em all!

Thank Nick N
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

Forget about jumping cats, saw a few indifferent cats who couldn't be bothered with visitors. Nothing special about the monastery but the redeeming part is the central hall of beautiful Buddhist statues.

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Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

This monistary is about 80 years old and sits on a raised piece of land in the middle of the lake. The Buddha is constructed very differentially but will let you discover this on your visit. An interesting added activitie whole on the lake.

Thank Perry H
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Reviewed December 11, 2017

This monastery is popularly known as the jumping cats monastery, but that is based on a story from long ago. The interior is quite dark. However, if you take a flash photo of any of the statues it will spring to life and be transformed. It will change from black to gold. Each of the Myanmar monasteries has its own character and is worth a look. This is a teaching monastery. I embarrassed myself by asking our guide whether a shaven-headed group were monks or novices. They are nuns, I was told. You can tell from the pink robes. It shows how much we rely on hair when making such decisions.

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Reviewed November 30, 2017

Our guide took us to this "jumping cat" monastery.Very very quiet when we went there in October.Very tranquil setting surrounded by the usual beautiful flowering water hyacinths.The cats don't jump anymore as our guide said the monks felt that the tourists were going there to see the cats rather than the monastery.3 monks live there and we saw 3 cats who are only fed on rice.Amazing shrines are everywhere .We learnt the flowers that are left as offerings to Buddha are only left for 1 day and then replaced.The "old" flowers are left in the sun to dry,ground up and mixed with something so they can be modelled into tiny Buddhas and painted gold.These are for sale.

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