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The Monkey Buffet Festival

The Monkey Buffet Festival is held annually in Lopburi, north of Bangkok in Thailand. The festival is held at the Phra Prang Sam Yot temple built in the tenth century and known for its Khmer architecture. Over 4,000 kilograms of fruit, sticky rice and cashews are laid out on long tables dressed with red tablecloths, for Lopburi’s 3,000 long tail macque monkeys. A unique an egg-yolk dessert known as thong yod is also served. The festival has been attracting audience from worldwide since the 1980s and is supposed to bring good luck to the town. This year it will held on November 25.

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