Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thailand Celebrates Annual Monkey Festival

Thousands of monkeys in Thailand were treated to a feast Sunday as the town of Lopburi celebrated its annual monkey festival.

The long-tailed monkeys feasted on three tons of boiled eggs, fresh fruit, vegetables and traditional Thai desserts.

Tables were set up for the feast at two of the town's most sacred sites, and monkeys roamed the buffet tables freely as they enjoyed their meal.

"It's very interesting, I've never seen so many monkeys. I've never seen anything like this," U.S. tourist Hannah Aosenfeld said.

The town is known for its monkeys, who roam about freely. People who live in the town think the monkeys bring good fortune and prosperity.

Hundreds of tourists came to the town to watch the monkeys enjoy their fancy buffet.

Full story here.

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