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Better known as the Jumping Cats Monastery for its cats trained to jump through hoops.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good42%
  • Average33%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“jumping cats” (45 reviews)
“buddha images” (15 reviews)
“on stilts” (11 reviews)
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Taunggyi, Myanmar
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I visited there on July 14 morning. It was nice place in Inle and one of the must see place for tourist due to it's ancient wood carving and antique style monastery. It's lovely place as well.

Thank TUN1964
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Notable for it's locale perhaps more so than it's content, it's nonetheless worth a look when your touring about Inle Lake. It's done in teak, with teak Buddhas in it's center area, and with additional Buddhas strewn about the Monastery. Many locals and Monks are...More

Thank steve9631
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

You will visit this during the Inle Lake Boat Tour. I have to say that it was not very interesting compared to all the nice craftsmanship and workshops that we visited. This is just a monastery which is made out igloos and people in front...More

Thank François V
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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 -...More

Thank majnz
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 -...More

Thank Veronica014
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...More

Thank Simon R
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,...More

Thank roaming_kiwi58
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...More

Thank aloha2215
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
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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