Festival — 30 October 2014 16 h 35 min

Lopburi Monkey Festival

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Lopburi Monkey Festival

The provincial capital of Lopburi in Central Thailand

is home to countless monkeys that have adapted to life in an urban environment.

Lopburi Monkey Festival

The monkeys have become such a part of the local culture that there is actually a festival held in their honor

the Lopburi Monkey Festival.

Lopburi Monkey Festival

The annual festival takes place on the last weekend in November and is a major attraction for locals and foreign visitors alike.

Festivities include a monkey ‘tea party’ where macaques tuck into a spread of fruit, eggs, cucumbers and bananas all prepared in their honour.

Lopburi Monkey Festival

Last year the monkeys got through around 2,000 kilograms of food provided

by locals who believe donating the food will bring them good fortune.

Lopburi Monkey Festival

Lopburi is a 3-hour train ride from Bangkok via Ayutthaya

and the festivities are centred around Prang Sam Yot, a Khmer temple north of the train station.

Lopburi Monkey Festival

Entrance is 30 Baht and you are given a stick that will help you ward off over inquisitive monkeys.

Lopburi Monkey Festival

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