Monkey Buffet Festival
The Monkey Buffet Festival is held annually in Lopburi, Thailand. In 2007, the festival included giving fruits and vegetables to the local monkey population of 2,000 in Lopburi Province north of Bangkok.
The festival was described as one of the strangest festivals by London's Guardian newspaper along with Spain's baby-jumping festival. A photograph from the Monkey Buffet Festival at Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi Province shows a monkey trying to get at fresh fruits and vegetables embedded in blocks of ice.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Monkey Buffet Festival.|
- "Tourism festival extremely fruitful for monkeys". New Straits Times. 1999-11-29. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
- "Monkey Business". The Star. 2007-11-26. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
- Turner, Lyndsey (2008-06-24). "From Glastonbury to tomato pelting: the festival season offers a chance to look at cultural pursuits". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
- Sukree Sukplang photograph Reuters