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Category : All, Destinations, Festivals · by Feb 20th, 2015

# 6 Monkey Buffet Festival | Lopburi | ThailandNovember 2015 

The Monkey Buffet Festival is quite an unique Festival in the very cultural country of Thailand. Set up in the province of Lopburi, North of Bangkok, the Monkey Buffet Festival is held for the benefit of the monkeys. 4000 kilograms of fruits, vegetables, cakes, candies is set down in front of temples on tables, in pyramid or just on a simple mat for the delight of the 3000 monkeys living in the area.

Monkey Buffet Festival, Lopburi, Thailand, the strangest festivals, Khmer dynasty,

Monkey Buffet Festival | Lopburi | Thailand

The Monkey Buffet Festival also host plenty of activities in relation with monkeys: music and dances with young people dress like monkeys, monkeys costumes, monkey masks… Monkey sculptures will also flourish around the area.

Monkey Buffet Festival, Lopburi, Thailand, the strangest festivals, Khmer dynasty,

The Buffet for Monkey

The temples where the festival is held have been build in the 10th century by the Khmer dynasty with a similar architecture from Cambodia’s Angkor Wat. Now, they belong to the Monkey territory.

Monkey Buffet Festival, Lopburi, Thailand, the strangest festivals, Khmer dynasty, King Rama gave a piece of land known as Lopburi to Hanuman who was  the Monkey King

the King Rama gave a piece of land known as Lopburi to Hanuman who was the Monkey King

 As the name of the festival itself indicates, this is a festival where the monkeys along with the food are the protagonists. In Thailand, there is the belief that King Rama gave a piece of land known as Lopburi to Hanuman who was the Monkey King.

Monkey Buffet Festival, Lopburi, Thailand, the strangest festivals, Khmer dynasty, King Rama gave a piece of land known as Lopburi to Hanuman who was  the Monkey King

Thailand also believe, thanks to their history, that monkeys bring good fortune so this is also made in their honor

For that reason, nearly 2000 monkeys each year receive thousands of pounds of food (like fruits and desserts) in a big table where public enjoy seeing them. People from Thailand also believe, thanks to their history, that monkeys bring good fortune so this is also made in their honor. Besides of being a local celebration,the monkeys attract a lot of tourists and the country receives benefits with the visits

Monkey Buffet Festival, Lopburi, Thailand, the strangest festivals, Khmer dynasty, King Rama gave a piece of land known as Lopburi to Hanuman who was  the Monkey King

Besides of being a local celebration, the monkeys attract a lot of tourists

In this festival the ones who enjoy the buffet are the monkeys them self. They enjoy with a large buffet of food, ranging from sweet desserts to fruits, vegetables, and sodas. In the monkey buffet you can watch the monkeys drink coke directly from the can. In the past years the monkeys have consumed over four tons of food, not many people are agree with the type of diet that this monkeys have on this event, but what it is a fact is that this animals certainly enjoy their annual special meal.This bunch of things make this festival a colorful and a very happy event,

Monkey Buffet Festival, Lopburi, Thailand, the strangest festivals, Khmer dynasty, King Rama gave a piece of land known as Lopburi to Hanuman who was  the Monkey King

In the past years the monkeys have consumed over four tons of food

it has a variety of delicious odors, and a very beautiful, green landscape, that is why it is recommendable for any kind of people, it doesn’t matter you will have a pretty good time and you will enjoy your stance in here every minute.

Monkey Buffet Festival, Lopburi, Thailand, the strangest festivals, Khmer dynasty, King Rama gave a piece of land known as Lopburi to Hanuman who was  the Monkey King

The Glimpse of Monkey Buffet Festiva

The festival was described as one of the strangest festivals by London’s  The Guardian newspaper along with Spain’s baby-jumping festival.

Monkey Buffet Festival, Lopburi, Thailand, the strangest festivals, Khmer dynasty, King Rama gave a piece of land known as Lopburi to Hanuman who was  the Monkey King

Be aware | This is described as one of the strangest festivals

 

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