Thai monkey festival in Lopburi draws crowds

27 November 2022
2022-11-27 18:17

A banquet fit for monkeys was served on Sunday at the annual Monkey Feast Festival in Lopburi, in central Thailand.

The festival is an annual tradition in Lopburi, which is held as a way to show gratitude to the monkeys for bringing in tourism. Amid the morning traffic, rows of monkey statues holding trays were lined up outside the compound of the Ancient Three Pagodas, while volunteers prepared food across the road. Monkeys are viewed as a symbol of the province, which is situated around 150 kilometers north of Bangkok.

This year's theme is 'monkeys feeding monkeys', an antidote to previous years where monkey participation had decreased due to high numbers of tourists.

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