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Nga Hpe Kyaung (Jumping Cat Monastery) is a wooden monastery, which was built on stilts on Inle Lake, Myanmar just north of Ywama. The monastery was famous for its cats, which were trained by the monks to jump through small hoops.
A rather impressive collection of Buddha statues, some very old indeed, and representing a wide variety of different styles. Most, but not all, are quite small statues albeit usually displayed on lovely carved wooden (mainly) pedestals.
Just as impressive as the Buddhas themselves are the tall, highly ornate, wood-and-mosaic pedestals and cases built for the images. Such pedestals are the specialties of Shan and Northern Thai Buddhist art and those at the monastery are over 100 years old.