Courtesy of The Jumping Cat Monastery

Inle Lake, Myanmar

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The Jumping Cat Monastery, on Inle Lake, sounds like a promising destination for cat lovers—monks there had trained their cats to jump through hoops. But performances seem to be on either temporary or permanent hiatus—all you’ll see are a few felines sniffing fruit and lapping water left on the altars. Instead, head to Inle Lake’s Inthar Heritage House and visit its Burmese cats. Once the preferred breed for Burmese royals, this species had disappeared from the country; the house is working to reintroduce them. —Rich Beattie

Craziest Places for Cat Lovers

Inle Lake, Myanmar

The Jumping Cat Monastery, on Inle Lake, sounds like a promising destination for cat lovers—monks there had trained their cats to jump through hoops. But performances seem to be on either temporary or permanent hiatus—all you’ll see are a few felines sniffing fruit and lapping water left on the altars. Instead, head to Inle Lake’s Inthar Heritage House and visit its Burmese cats. Once the preferred breed for Burmese royals, this species had disappeared from the country; the house is working to reintroduce them. —Rich Beattie

Courtesy of The Jumping Cat Monastery

Craziest Places for Cat Lovers

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