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Lopburi Monkey Banquet Festival 2023

The town of Lopburi is known to be a monkey city due to its vast population of monkeys. Moreover, monkeys are so highly regarded here that once a year they receive a special banquet

Lopburi Monkey Banquet Festival
Lopburi Monkey Banquet Festival

Everywhere, on the streets, on the roofs of the houses, in the windowsills, in arms of people,—all the food is prepared for the monkeys who will enjoy this feast once a year in a town called Lopburi.

Enormous food stalls decorated in different shapes and colours are just one small feature of what is available for these little guys. Since they are believed to be the descendants of the Hanuman, the Monkey King, no one can ever deny anything to a monkey. Therefore, even out of this day, they are welcome to chew on whatever they like. If you plan to join the feast keep in mind that monkeys will be everywhere, including the top of your head.

Lopburi is around 140 km away from Bangkok, so it might be a good day trip occasion!

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin