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Better known as the Jumping Cats Monastery for its cats trained to jump through hoops.
Taunggyi, Myanmar
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We didn't put this on our list of places we wanted to see because we had read it had once been known as the Jumping Cat Monastery and thought it would be a bit of a tourist trap. However, we hired a guide and boat...More

3  Thank Raelene H
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Although the name 'Jumping Cat Monastery' sounds interesting - it's not really. Fortunately the monks no longer train the cats to jump. Thankfully. There were only a few cats, not too mangy looking and friendly - kittens really. They looked well fed and friendly but...More

4  Thank UrbanDrifter
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

It used to be famous for the jumping cats but they are not there anymore.but you can still explore old monastery and staues.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This place was actually recommended by the hotel receptionist as well as the ferry man that bring us. We see the map that since it is along the way back towards the town, we are fine to visit this place. When we reached this place,...More

Thank Jacky84
Reviewed 16 April 2018

A nice enough monastery and shrine, but to be honest I was all templed out by this one. But I did see cats, although I was not told it was a "jumping cats" site!

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

It was part of our guided tour of Inle lake hence visited, although I didn't really want to. There are no jumping cats anymore, hardly any cats actually. But nearby are hydroponic farms... which are nice to see..

Thank chithrau
Reviewed 17 February 2018

A small monastery on the lake with a handful of cars and monks, didn’t see any cats jumping and the monastery was pleasant

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Used to be known and the jumping cat monastery now known as the cats lying around not doing anything monastery. Nothing really here other than cats, which are cool.

Thank Billy W
Reviewed 31 December 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...More

Thank Nick N
Reviewed 22 December 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 18 December 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
Reviewed 11 December 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....More

1  Thank BroLucius
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