A scenic spot near Inle Lake, it is said that the temple is actually a monastery. There are many cats in it. It was first named because the cats jumped in circles. Now the cats can't jump anymore, they are very lazy on the ground.
#万千佛塔赤足行•2019 Myanmar游#No.64——Inle Lake · Jumping Cat Temple The temples in Inle Lake are built on the water, as if growing out of the water, there is a unique peace And tranquility. Napo Monastery is another famous temple on Inle Lake. Its architecture is no different from the tall wooden buildings of traditional houses. Although the surface is plain and unremarkable, there are many things inside. Many Buddha statues are enshrined in the Napo Monastery. Wooden Buddha statues with different styles and shapes come from different regions and eras in Myanmar. In addition to the noble Buddha, there is also a group of reserved cats. It is precisely because of these cats that a large number of tourists are attracted. During the long time between the recitation of the scriptures, the monks trained the cats to jump over the ring, and the cats can be rewarded for this. Tourists can also rely on the cats’ performance to satisfy their curiosity. It seems that this is indeed a win-win game. The cats here are probably also infected with the laid-back temperament of the Burmese. When we arrived, they either lay down to sleep, paced unhurriedly, or tidied their hair. Under the gaze of the crowd, people's expectations were completely ignored. The disdain and contempt revealed in the haughty eyes of the cats truly conveyed a message-we are the protagonists here!
There used to be a monk who trained these cats, and then these cats could jump in circles, and they would interact with tourists when they came. Now that the monk has passed away, the cat doesn't jump anymore. It is no different from an ordinary temple. Only two cats were seen in the temple.
Maotiao Temple is one of the very few temples, mainly with cats, so it is called Maotiao Temple. This temple has no special features except in the lake. Included in the Inle Lake Pass, no additional tickets will be charged. This is a very lively temple with a wooden structure. There are several platforms to enter the temple from the lake. Don't forget where to get on the boat. In the past, the highlight of the temple was cats that would jump in circles. Now these are big lazy cats. Most of them lie down or eat outside. The highlight of Maotiao Temple is the Buddha statues. The Buddha statues collected here are very valuable. There have been cases of theft. Now the surrounding residents send 10 strong men to guard it every night.
A must-visit attraction when you come to Inle Lake, you don’t need to tell the boat owner that the boat owner will take the tourists on his boat. The name of Tiaomao Temple is really related to cats. In Tiaomao Temple, you can see cats one after another, most of them lying quietly or sleeping. These cats live in the temple for a long time and often come into contact with tourists. I'm not afraid of people at all. People who like cats can stay here and amuse the cats for a day. Here, I don't think it's tourists surrounding the cats, but rather the cats surrounding tourists. The entire Tiao Mao Temple looks very clean, and staying indoors is very cool and distinct from the high temperature outside, it is recommended that those who like cats must come.