Monday, November 28, 2011

Monkeys Eat Like Kings In Annual Lopburi Buffet

A local monkey population in central Thailand has been treated to a lavish feast of fruits and vegetables, as well as dishes prepared by five-star hotels, in a bizarre annual tradition designed to draw in tourists.

The annual 'monkey buffet' festival takes place on the last Sunday in November at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in the town of Lopburi, situated 150km north of Bangkok.

The ritual offers thanks to Lopburi's 2,000 monkeys for providing good fortune and prosperity, and tourists.

Locals filled tables with fresh produce, desserts and giant ice blocks, which were then destroyed by the monkeys as locals and foreign tourists looked on with delight.

Full story here.

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