This is the 31st Buffet for monkeys set up annually in Lopburi Province, Thailand. The event rehearsal took place on 24 November 2019 in front of the Phra Pang Sam Yot temple, Tha Hin Sub-district. The temple is famous for having a lot of monkeys that wait for visitors every day beside the Buddha Statues. There will be 4 main buffet rounds for the monkey at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, and 16.00.
The rehearsal was a success as this year there were more monkeys than ever rushing in to grab the food and fruits. The 31st buffet for monkeys is named Tarzan Monkey Party. The food was placed in front vans that were decorated just for the occasion with paint and pictures of monkeys. On top of the van is a set up with hanging fruits and a rope so the monkeys have a competition to win the delicious prize set for the winners on each rope.
Most of the monkeys in the area are harmless if you don’t bother them. They are pretty used to hundreds of visitors coming in each day to visit the temple. There is a statue of a monkey holding a banana in front of the temple. Although they might be cute and funny, visitors are not recommended to attempt and pet monkeys. On normal days if you wish to give them food just simply place it on the ground and they’ll all run it to fight for the meal.
Locals and tourists filled up the temple in excitement to see the monkeys run down for a grab of the food. The Phra Pang Sam Yot is one of the main attractions in Lopburi that represent Thailand’s history and culture. This buffet for monkeys is a reminder of the monkey’s existence that has played an important role in the signature of visiting the attraction. It is also a fun activity for the people and the Lopburi city to pull visitors in for the travel season.
FB Caption: Locals and tourists filled up the temple in excitement to see the monkeys run down for a grab of the food.
Source: INN News