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Shan Buddhas in the Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery
Myanmar (Burma), Inle Lake, Ywama Village, March 2012

The Nga Phe Kyaung is an attractive wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake at the end of the 1850s. Aside from its collection of Shan Buddhas the monastery may be of interest to visit because its monks have taught a few of the many cats living with them to jump through hoops. Therefore, it is better known as the Jumping Cat Monastery.
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Oct 27 2012 10:30 GMT wijnie58
Another marvellous Buddha shot, Peter..:-))
Oct 27 2012 10:31 GMT mcdonegal1 PRO
These are lovely statues. Very interesting story too
Oct 27 2012 10:42 GMT 25barb
You continue to treat us to so much beauty..The Buddhas are so lovely. Great details and the lighting is so well placed. Such ornate work. Gorgeous.
Oct 27 2012 11:22 GMT hallo
Nice pair, I like the dark background reflecting on the golden Buddhas!
Oct 27 2012 12:35 GMT abojovna PRO
Peace! Namaste!
Oct 27 2012 14:06 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
I love the rich colours of this serene image. Interesting information too.
Oct 27 2012 14:12 GMT Lalbabu
You have given a fine information about the monastery,but have you any information why the two Buddhas here have two costumes??
Oct 27 2012 14:52 GMT senna3
No Soumen, I don't know why. There were many Buddhas in this monastery and they all had either different costumes or different "crowns" (I don't what the exact name is for their head decorations). E.g. The Buddha in the photo http://www.fotothing.com/senna3/photo/55c32e736a5e85e4fb5bf4b5bc2db00c/
has the same costume as the right one in the above picture, but a different head decoration.
Oct 27 2012 16:46 GMT bandsix
How amazing to get the cats to jump through hoops!!They must have mutual respect for each other:)
Oct 27 2012 17:30 GMT Cronos1
Oct 27 2012 18:22 GMT hans55 PRO
fantastic !!
Oct 27 2012 22:57 GMT junne PRO
saves us a trip to a troubled country. did you read the latest reports about the burning out of a minority
Oct 28 2012 02:20 GMT potterjo
Beautiful Buddhas
Oct 28 2012 06:44 GMT senna3
Yes G√ľnter, we heard it even on the radio. Again religion causing the problems.
Oct 28 2012 06:49 GMT senna3
Barb, until now I posted only a fraction of the photos I took in Burma!
Oct 28 2012 07:43 GMT Annamaria
All these Buddhas are beautiful!! I just love your pictures of them!!
Oct 28 2012 07:59 GMT marioalbertina
Impressive statues and interesting story about cats ! ..........
Oct 28 2012 16:11 GMT senna3
Thanks to everyone for the nice words!
Oct 29 2012 01:00 GMT MargNZ
Impressive image and great information ... thank you Peter :)
Oct 29 2012 07:12 GMT senna3
Thanks for the kind comment Margaret!
Jan 02 2013 12:47 GMT Foggydew
Jan 03 2013 07:51 GMT senna3
Thank you Foggy.