Macaques eat at a buffet during the Lop Buri Monkey Festival at a temple in Thailand

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Every year the people of Lop Buri hold a party for the hundreds of macaques that live around the Khmer temple- Prang Sam Yot. The annual monkey festival takes place in the last weekend of November and is a major attraction for locals and tourists

The monkeys have become such a part of the local life that the party is held to thank them for drawing tourism to the town

Prang Sam Yot temple in Lop Buri is 150km (94 miles) north of Bangkok, Thailand

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


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