A 19th-century wooden monastery built on stilts, Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery displays a collection of Buddha statues and miniature pagodas from different parts of Tibet and Myanmar. Although the monastery is best known for its monks who trained cats to jump through hoops, you're more likely to see cats lazing about than preforming any stunts. Nevertheless, a walk around the impressive collection of lavish and highly ornate statues of sitting and reclining Buddhas and pagodas makes for a worthwhile visit. The grand golden chair, intended for only monks to sit on, stands out and evokes admiration. Put Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Taunggyi route tool .
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インレー湖の中央辺り西岸に位置する水上の木造僧院。猫に迎えられ薄暗い仏堂内に入ると、林立するチークの柱の間にシャン様式のほかチベットやバガン様式の多数の仏像が祀られています。 more »A wooden monastery on the water located on the west bank of the central area of Lake Inle. When you enter the dim lye-do, you will be greeted by cats, and many Buddha statues of Tibetan and Bagan styles are enshrined between the pillars of teak in the forest.
Bel tempio in legno costruito su palafitte, in passato noto per i gatti "saltanti", ma la guida ci ha spiegato che tale fama nacque da un equivoco per una foto scattata da un turista, eppure ciò causò... more »Beautiful wooden temple built on stilts, formerly known for "jumping" cats, but the guide explained that such fame arose from a misunderstanding for a photo taken by a tourist, yet this caused an increase in visits.
Beautiful monastery with a real authentic atmosphere. Seems like locals come here to pray, it was interesting and charming to see these fully loaded boats coming with 15 burmeses each. Don't expect to see cats (well yeah there are four or five walking around, but not more). It was a long time ago that the monk used to teach cats to jump in circles. Now, they are just resting near the temple.
Wonderful monastery located in southern Inle lake. The interior of the monastery is home to many beautiful shrines with intricate carvings. The monastery also offers spectacular views of the lake and floating gardens. A very peaceful and serene experience.
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