The Monkey Buffet Festival in Lopburi, Thailand….In Pictures …

The Monkey Buffet Festival is held every year on the last Sunday of November to promote tourism in Lopburi, well known as monkey city. This year the city spent some 400,000 Thai baht (£7,800) on 2,500kg of fruit including sweetmeat and soft drinks which have been offered in a banquet to monkeys inhabiting the city. The event is held annually to thank the monkeys for drawing tourists in the town.

Macaques tuck into a feast of fruit during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival in front of the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi province, Thailand

Picture: EPA/NARONG SANGNAK 

The Monkey Buffet Festival is held every year on the last Sunday of November to promote tourism in Lopburi, well known as monkey city. This year the city spent some 400,000 Thai baht (£7,800) on 2,500kg of fruit including sweetmeat and soft drinks which have been offered in a banquet to monkeys inhabiting the city. The event is held annually to thank the monkeys for drawing tourists in the town.

This year the city spent some 400,000 Thai baht (£7,800) on 2,500kg of fruit…

Picture: EPA/NARONG SANGNAK 

The Monkey Buffet Festival is held every year on the last Sunday of November to promote tourism in Lopburi, well known as monkey city. This year the city spent some 400,000 Thai baht (£7,800) on 2,500kg of fruit including sweetmeat and soft drinks which have been offered in a banquet to monkeys inhabiting the city. The event is held annually to thank the monkeys for drawing tourists in the town.

including sweets and soft drinks which have been offered in a banquet to monkeys inhabiting the city

Picture: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj 

The Monkey Buffet Festival is held every year on the last Sunday of November to promote tourism in Lopburi, well known as monkey city. This year the city spent some 400,000 Thai baht (£7,800) on 2,500kg of fruit including sweetmeat and soft drinks which have been offered in a banquet to monkeys inhabiting the city. The event is held annually to thank the monkeys for drawing tourists in the town.
Picture: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj  
The Monkey Buffet Festival is held every year on the last Sunday of November to promote tourism in Lopburi, well known as monkey city. This year the city spent some 400,000 Thai baht (£7,800) on 2,500kg of fruit including sweetmeat and soft drinks which have been offered in a banquet to monkeys inhabiting the city. The event is held annually to thank the monkeys for drawing tourists in the town.
Long-tailed macaques enjoy food served to them during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi, north of BangkokPicture: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj 
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