Nga Hpe Kyaung
jumping cat monastery
Inle Lake in Burma offers many choices for visitors to the area. A floating market, floating vegetable gardens and the famous one legged rowing fishermen are among the most frequent activities but dig a bit deeper and find some additional gems. One is the jumping cat monastery where the monks train cats to jump through hoops - let's face it, cats do nothing unless they want to so this is quite fun - they seem to LIKE it.... The floating market offers food to eat there and food to take home and prepare and household goods, along with "medicines" and handicrafts. Oh yes and gambling (locals only) where much money changes hands and rapt attention is paid to the game. Stay at the lovely chalets at the Inle Princess Resort and spend the day on the lake. Take your telephoto lens for some incredible photo opps along the way.
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