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Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, better known as the Jumping Cat Monastery
Myanmar (Burma), Inle Lake, Ywama Village, March 2012

The Nga Phe Kyaung is the biggest and oldest monastery in Inle Lake. It is a beautiful wooden structure that was built on stilts over the lake at the end of the 1850s. The monastery is home to a collection of ancient Bagan, Shan, Tibet and Ava-style Buddha images. However, it’s most famous for the jumping cats. An abbot at the monastery has trained the cats to jump through a hoop like in a circus.

http://www.dhammaweb.net/dhamma_photo/view.php?id=5
http://www.visit-mekong.com/myanmar/inle-lake/attractions.htm
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May 18 2012 08:01 GMT superJoan
Making me want to visit more with each photograph Peter.. What fantastic architecture...
May 18 2012 08:41 GMT abojovna PRO
Very pitoresque sacral architecture, beautiful photographed!
May 18 2012 09:22 GMT clintonfolks
great photo..
May 18 2012 09:53 GMT senna3
Thank you Joan.
May 18 2012 09:54 GMT senna3
Thanks Hunju.
May 18 2012 09:54 GMT senna3
Thank you Claudia.
May 18 2012 09:54 GMT senna3
Thank you Dave.
May 18 2012 09:58 GMT 25barb
Another magnificent work of art and a magnificent architectural monastery.
Love all of your photos from Burma - great photography.
May 18 2012 10:12 GMT marijke06
amazing architecture
May 18 2012 13:29 GMT senna3
Thank you Barb.
May 18 2012 13:29 GMT senna3
Thank you Marijke.
May 18 2012 15:13 GMT Lalbabu
Great details of this monastery in original!!!!
You are showing a beautiful series of my next door neighbour country.
May 18 2012 15:26 GMT Cooler PRO
Another beautiful shot from this beautiful place ;-)
May 18 2012 18:01 GMT elsje323
great architecture
May 18 2012 18:36 GMT senna3
Thank you Soumen.
May 18 2012 18:36 GMT senna3
Thank you Brynjar.
May 18 2012 18:36 GMT senna3
Thank you Ida.
May 18 2012 19:33 GMT whiteMusk
beautiful architecture and details...
May 18 2012 22:57 GMT MargNZ
Another stunning image from Burma :)
May 19 2012 00:26 GMT martini957
Wow...awesome work of art....did you get to see the jumping cats?
May 19 2012 02:55 GMT junne PRO
very impressive building. and we thought you cant train cats, that they train us :-)))
May 19 2012 05:27 GMT senna3
Yes Nancy, we did see them, but we didn't enjoy the performance. The cats clearly didn't like it and were tempted by treats to jump.
May 19 2012 05:28 GMT senna3
Thank you Mila.
May 19 2012 05:28 GMT senna3
Thank Margaret.
May 19 2012 05:28 GMT senna3
Thanks Gunter.
May 19 2012 11:03 GMT magiceye
This is very interesting.
Beautiful structure well captured!
May 19 2012 11:08 GMT senna3
Thank you Magiceye.
May 19 2012 18:46 GMT Danijela
this is amazing..
May 19 2012 18:48 GMT senna3
Thank you Danijela.

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