About Monkey Buffet Festival, Lopburi, Thailand
Just as the name suggested it is a festival involving monkeys. According to a Thai legend, the town of Lopburi was created by Rama with the help of his friend, Hanuman, the monkey king. The festival is done as the town’s way of honoring the monkey king. The modern time macaques found in Lopburi are believed to be the descendants of Hanuman. The town’s residents treat its monkey population to a buffet of fruits, vegetables, soda and candies. This feast is held on the last Sunday of November in the town of Lopburi, 150 kilometers of Bangkok.
The ‘Monkey Buffet Festival ‘ is held annually in Lopburi, Thailand. In 2007, the festival included giving fruits and vegetables to the local monkey population of 2,000 in Lopburi Province north of Bangkok. The festival was described as one of the strangest festivals by London’s Guardian newspaper along with Spain’s baby-jumping festival. A photograph from the Monkey Buffet Festival at Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi Province shows a monkey trying to get at fresh fruit and vegetable captured i
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